Essex County Named One Of Top Five Canadian Novels Of The Decade – New Printing Coming

Essex County Named One Of Top Five Canadian Novels Of The Decade – New Printing ComingCanada Reads, a popular Canadian book club radio programme on CBC has been running a vote for "the essential Canadian novels of the past decade" and has announced its final five. And Jeff Lemire's Essex County is amongst them.

Probably better known now for Vertigo's Sweet Tooth and DC's Superboy, it may well be that his earlier work for Top Shelf is about to dominate his public profile.

This is the first time any graphic novel hasbeen named by Canada Reads. As a result, TopShelf are rushing a new printing through to meet expected added demand.

The winner will be announced in February, as voters are encouraged to read all five books through the winter months.

Other books include The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis, The Birth House by Ami McKay, The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou and Unless by Carol Shields.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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