This week marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbour, and news outlets reflected the importance of the event with stories on POWs, Japanese internment camps, and historic honours and apologies. In other news, a Canadian literary critic gets a statue in his image, the Governor General includes Canadian history in this year’s awards, and the Toronto Raptors may have a fighting chance for glory with the addition of its first Canadian. This week’s Canada Soup is all “Kumbaya” and high fives.
Hard on the heels of the other members of the “big three” English-language fiction triumvirate in Canada, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Awards shortlists were announced today. In the English-language fiction category, the awaited shortlist reads: