Happy New Year!
CBC Books has revealed the #CanadaReads 2021 longlist and we are thrilled that Sheung-King’s stunning debut novel, You Are Eating an Orange. You Are Naked., is on it! Congratulations Sheung-King!
This year marks the 20th edition of Canada Reads. The panellists and the five books they choose to champion will be revealed on Jan. 14, 2021.The debates will take place March 8-11, 2021. Good luck to all the longlisted authors and their publishers.
You Are Eating an Orange. You Are Naked has received much critical acclaim since its October 2020 release. The Globe and Mail selected it as one of four Best Book Debuts of 2020. Casey Plett calls the novel, “A beautiful, intelligent portrait of estrangement and intimacy,” in a review for Chatelaine. In the Vancouver Sun, Michelle Cyca writes, “Through his precise prose, he conjures the inarticulable emotions of longing and heartbreak. If you have ever been young and in love, this book will transport you there again.” Most recently, a review by Sonia Saikaley for The Miramichi Reader states, “Love can be chaotic and Sheung-King demonstrates in startling and powerful passages that remind you of the fragility of the human heart and the yearning to be loved. His approach to the universal question of what would you do for love is handled with an astounding freshness.”
Please join us again in congratulating Sheung-King on being longlisted for Canada Reads 2021!
See the full longlist here.