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There’s been so much excitement in the literary world lately! And it just keeps on coming with the announcement of the Longlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Here’s the list for this year’s contenders:
Arjun Basu - Waiting for the Man published by ECW Press
David Bezmogis - The Betrayers published by HarperCollins Canada
Rivka Galchen - American Innovations published by HarperCollins Canada
Frances Itani - Tell published by HarperCollins Canada
Jennifer LoveGrove - Watch How We Walk published by ECW Press
Sean Michaels - Us Conductors published by Random House Canada
Shani Mootoo - Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab published by Doubleday Canada
Heather O’Neill - The Girl Who Was Saturday Night published by HarperCollins Canada
Kathy Page - Paradise and Elsewhere published by John Metcalf Books/Biblioasis
Claire Holden Rothman - My October published by Penguin Canada
Miriam Toews - All My Puny Sorrows published by Knopf Canada
Padma Viswanathan - The Ever After of Ashwin Rao published by Random House Canada
And it gets even better with some very exciting news for the Longlisters: the prize purse has been doubled to $140,000, with $100,00 going to the winner and $10,000to each finalist. That makes the Scotiabank Giller Prize the richest fiction prize in Canada!
Best of luck to all the authors!
September 9th has come and it is now upon us, the Man Booker Shortlist! It won’t be long until we have our finalist now.
The judges praised the ‘depth and range’ of the list, which includes writers from Britain, the United States and Australia.
Here is the Shortlist:
It’s that time of the year again! It’s now tme for the 2014 Man Booker Prize! The longlist has been announced, and here are the candidates:
The Man Booker – which is awarded to the best novel of the year in the opinion of the judges – is worth £50,000 to the winner. Previous winners of The Man Booker inclue: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, Hilary Mantel for Wolf Hall, and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies, Schindler’s Ark by THomas Keneally and Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
The judges will meet again to decide upon a shortlist of six titles – which will be announced on Tuesday 9th of September. The winning novel will be revealed on October 14th. The judges for this year’s prize are Sarah Churchwell, Daniel Glaser, Jonathan Bate, Alastair Niven and Erica Wagner under the chairmanship of Anthony Grayling.
You can obtain more information about The Man Booker Prize here.
Best of luck to all the nominees, it looks like a real fantastic line up!