Jeff Lemire's ESSEX COUNTY one of the 10 Best Canadian Novels of the Decade!
November 10, 2010
Thanks to the votes of huge numbers of readers, the CBC's prestigious Canada Reads program has placed Jeff Lemire's three-part graphic novel Essex County on the short list of 10 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade!
The decision now falls to a panel of judges, who will select the final list of 5 novels for an epic multimedia elimination tournament on the CBC. The list of 5 will be announced on November 24.
Many thanks go out to the army of Jeff Lemire fans who helped land him in the top 10. This is a great honor for Top Shelf and Jeff -- now let's hope Essex County becomes the first graphic novel to become a Canada Reads finalist!