Saturday, December 10, 2016

Yiddish for Pirates on a bunch of lists...

Recently, Gregory Betts and I had the rare pleasure of recording with legendary Canadian (& Lunarian) poet, bill bissett.


This has been an immensely surprising and gratifying year. My novel, Yiddish for Pirates, has, very happily, received some very nice attention and appeared on several lists. I am both blabberfasted as well as delighted.

The Globe 100 Best Books of the Year 

National Post Best Books of the 2016 (#27) 

CBC Books 12 Best Debut novels of 2016 

Quill and Quire editor’s pick

CBC Books Best Books of 2016

“National Bestseller”: has appeared on the CBC Books, The Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, McNally-Robinson, and Toronto Star lists.

Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist

Governor-General’s Literary Award Fiction finalist

1 comment:

Paula said...

Hello Gary Barwin,

I first saw the review for "Yiddish For Parrots" back in October, in the National Post, and put it at the top of my list for books I MUST get. With my birthday in the near future, I had my partner mention it to my daughter, and much to my surprise, I received the book just two days ago. I admit I cheated, and read a part of it on line, in a book club I am a member of, but now, I am well ahead of where I was, having impatiently waited and hoping to get the hardcover book, which I did. It is every bit as good as, and more so, than the review said. Congratulations on a wonderful book! I had sent you off an email, but know you are a very busy man, and well, maybe one day will get a reply to it. Happy Holidays! Best, Paula