Giller Shortlist Announced

Exciting news readers! The Giller Prize committee released its short list of finalists for this years prize today. They are:

(Click on titles to view status and availability in our catalogue)

Esi Edugyan, for Half-Blood Blues (also nominated for the Booker Prize this year)

Patrick deWitt, for The Sisters Brothers (also nominated for the Booker Prize this year)

Michael Ondaatje, for The Cat’s Table

David Bezmozgis, for The Free World

Zsuzsi Gartner, for Better Living Through Plastic Explosives

Lynn Coady, for The Antagonist

The winner will be announced on November 8. For more information, see this Globe and Mail article.

So, quick poll — who do you think should win? I’m reading Half-Blood Blues right now and LOVE it.

3 comments

  1. I’m reading Half-Blood Blues right now too — and love it. I’ve read The Sisters Brothers and most of The Cat’s Table and, while good, neither hold a candle to the ‘Blues. As for the other two, I have high hopes for the Bezmozgis book because of how much I loved his short story collection, Natasha — and I’m not a short story kinda girl.

  2. Patricia,

    As I was reading your original comment I was about to reply to you that hers was the only one I was not super excited to read (hockey? em, not so much). Then I realized I accidentally didn’t include it! So I just did. Sorry Lynn Coady, I’m sure its fabulous!

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