My favourite time of the year has rolled around once again with the start of the Canadian literary award season. First up we have a longlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize:
- Marjorie Celona for her novel Y
- Lauren B. Davis for her novel Our Daily Bread
- Cary Fagan for his short story collection My Life Among the Apes
- Will Ferguson for his novel 419
- Robert Hough for his novel Dr.Brinkley’s Tower
- Billie Livingston for her novel One Good Hustle
- Annabel Lyon for her novel The Sweet Girl
- Alix Ohlin for her novel Inside
- Katrina Onstad for her novel Everybody Has Everything
- CS Richardson for his novel The Emperor of Paris
- Nancy Richler for her novel The Imposter Bride
- Kim Thúy for her novel Ru, translated by Sheila Fischman
- Russell Wangersky for his short story collection Whirl Away
Also, CBC has announced the winner in the 2012 Reader’s Choice Award. The public was invited to vote on their favourites from a list of books that were eligible for the Giller Prize and the winner is…..
Peggy Blair for her novel The Beggar’s Opera
I should, of course, mention that currently we have copies of all of the nominated books. My apologies for the delay in posting the list, but happily that means we are now only a couple of weeks away from the shortlist on October 1st.
Personally, I’m holding out for the 1st to try and make any kind of predictions as they will inevitably be completely wrong anyways! Feel free to let me know if you have any strong opinions or guesses as to which wonderful book will take home the prize.
And of course, congratulations to all the nominees!!