Giller Prize judges announce the “long list”

Yesterday, the Giller Prize judges announced their “long list” of 15 books in the running for the coveted Canadian fiction prize. Laidlaw Library has 4 of the books, and I’ve ordered the other 11. (The ones we already have are Barbara Gowdy’s Helpless,, Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes, Michael Ondaatje’s Divisadero, and The Assassin’s Song by two-time Giller winner M.G. Vassanji.)

This year one of the Giller judges is U.C. alumna Camilla Gibb. I enjoyed hearing her read from her novel Sweetness in the Belly at last year’s “Celebrate UC Authors” event.

The short list will be announced on October 9th and the winner on November 6th…


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