The National Post put out their 10 Underrated Canadian Authors list today. I’m taking back all the snark I had for their Overrated list which James blogged about yesterday. (For the record, I mightn’t have been so dismissive if that had appeared in any other publication than the N-P.)
So, Lynn Coady is there. Along with a nod to her frickin’ brilliant 2006 novel Mean Boy. Yay. Also mentioned are Bill Gaston and Diane Schoemperlen. Wow. I concede, that’s a good list. And proof that despite my Grade 12 English teacher’s efforts to convince me of the contrary, Canadian writing doesn’t suck.
Looks like I will be making a trip to the library today.