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’Radicalized’ Shortlisted for the Canada Reads Prize

New York, NY – WEBWIRE

Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, is excited to announce that RADICALIZED, by bestselling and critically acclaimed author Cory Doctorow, has been shortlisted for the Canada Reads prize.

Often referred to as “literary Survivor,” Canada Reads nominates five books each year to be represented by one of five celebrity champions. Each day, panelists vote to eliminate one book. The single remaining title is chosen as the one the whole country should read that year. Canada Readsis broadcast on CBC Radio, CBC-TV, and

In celebration, Tor Books will be releasing a special Canadian paperback edition of RADICALIZED with a Canada Reads logo. The first story from RADICALIZED, titled “Unauthorized Bread,” is also available as a special serialization by Ars Technica as of today.

First Second Books, an imprint of Macmillan, will also publish a young adult graphic novel adaptation of Unauthorized Bread, with a target publication season of Fall 2022. Doctorow will pair with NYC-based cartoonist J.R. Doyle on the adaptation, working together to tell a story about community, selfdetermination, and collaboration that will resonate with all ages.


CORY DOCTOROW is a coeditor of Boing Boing, read by hundreds of thousands daily, and a regular contributor to the Guardian, Locus, and many other publications. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller, as was its sequel, Homeland. His novella collection Radicalized was a CBC Best Fiction of 2019 selection. He lives with his family in Los Angeles. 


Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, is a New York–based publisher of bestselling and critically acclaimed fiction in all formats. Founded in 1980, Tor publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of award-winning science fiction and fantasy, with its books receiving every major award in the SF and Fantasy field. Tor has been named Best Publisher 32 years in a row in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.


First Second Books offers an ambitious collection of graphic novels in every age category, in a wide range of themes and styles, with talent from all over the world. First Second has garnered an unmatched array of literary awards, starred reviews and bestsellers—including for the original works of National Book Award Finalist and former National Ambassador for Children’s Literature Gene Luen Yang, and beloved bestselling titles such as This One Summer, Real Friends, Spinning, and many more.

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