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Scarborough-Set Fiction: Book and Toronto

scarborough-set fiction: Former Toronto poet laureate Brand, who just announced a launch event for two new books at the Art Gallery of Ontario, is shortlisted for the anthology The Unpublished City Book hug a collection of creative non-fiction by up-and-coming Toronto writers last year, and is planning a second, according to NOW Magazine. The essays in Maracle's My Conversations With Canadians Book hug were inspired by the similar questions about citizenship, reconciliation and prejudice the author has received from readers across the country during book tours. An anthology of emerging writers curated by poet Dionne Brand, an essay collection by Lee Maracle and Scarborough-set fiction by David Chariandy and Carrianne Leung are among this year's Toronto Book Awards nominees. Fiction is represented on the list by Chariandy's novel Brother McClelland & Stewart about two brothers of Trinidadian descent growing up in Scarborough in the 1990s. Another Scarborough-set book up for the prize is Carrianne Leung's That Time I Loved You Harper Collins a collection of short stories exploring the inner lives of people living in a suburban subdivision in the 70s. It topped our list of 2017's best books. ( As reported in the news.