Books by University of Guelph faculty on rape and recovery, minority rights, Indigenous history and environmental poetry have been named as “must-reads” for Canadians.
CBC Books made 150 picks for The Great Canadian Reading List, with the selections pulled from an online poll, recommendations from guests on radio shows and Canada Reads winners.
49thShelf.com, a massive online collection of Canadian books, asked 150 authors from across the country to pick their favourite Canadian books.
CBC Books selected volumes by three U of G faculty members:
- Karyn Freedman, Department of Philosophy – One Hour in Paris
- Lawrence Hill, School of English and Theatre Studies (SETS) – The Illegal and The Book of Negroes
- Emeritus professor Thomas King, SETS – The Inconvenient Indian
49thShelf.com selected two additional books by King — The Truth About Stories and A Short History of Indians in Canada — as well as A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes, a poetry collection by Madhur Anand, School of Environmental Sciences.