The CBC just announced the shortlist for their annual Canada Reads competition, and Essex County - the brilliant graphic novel by Torontonian Jeff Lemire - made the final cut! This may be the first time that a graphic novel has ever made it to the finals! Essex County will be defended by Sara Quin, one half of the indie music sensation known as Tegan & Sara, the week of February 7 on CBC Radio One. Good luck to Jeff!!