This Shelf Belongs To ... Tessa McWatt

March 4, 2020

This Shelf Belongs To ... Tessa McWatt

Each month, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly invites an author or artist to curate a shelf in the store. This March, we bring you recommendations from Tessa Mcwatt!

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TESSA McWATT, who won a 2018 Eccles British Library Award to research this book, is a professor of creative writing at University of East Anglia. The author of six critically acclaimed works of fiction, she has been nominated for the Governor General's Award, the Toronto Book Awards and the OCM Bocas Prize. Her parents emigrated to Canada from Guyana when she was three; she lives in London.

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McWatt's memoir Shame On Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging officially comes out on March 24th! 

All of McWatt's picks will be 15% off for the month of March. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find:

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The Blue Clerk

Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand, author of the Griffin Poetry Prize-winning collection Ossuaries, returns with a startlingly original work about the act of writing itself.On a lonely...

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Islands of Decolonial Love

Leanne Simpson

In her debut collection of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Love, renowned writer and activist Leanne Simpson vividly explores the lives of contemporary Indigenous...

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Hot Comb

Ebony Flowers

An auspicioius debut examining the culuture of hair from the Rona Jaffe Foundation award-winning cartoonist Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into Black women's...

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Are You My Mother?

Alison Bechdel

From the best-selling author ofFun Home,Timemagazine’s No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her...

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Song of Solomon

Toni Morrison

New York Times BestsellerMilkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For...

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Shame on Me

Tessa McWatt

Interrogating our ideas of race through the lens of her own multi-racial identity, critically acclaimed novelist Tessa McWatt turns her eye on herself, her...

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Dragons Cry

Tessa McWatt

Over the course of the evening following the burial of his older brother, David, Simon and his partner, Faye, struggle to reconcile their pasts...

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Out of My Skin

Tessa McWatt

Daphne Baird impulsively leaves behind her boyfriend, her family, her whole life, for a new start in Montreal. Losing herself in the rhythmic roar...

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Vital Signs

Tessa McWatt

More and more every day I find myself drawn into the puzzle of her speech, determined to unravel meaning in each sentence, because now...

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