Tuesday, October 7, 2008

2008 Scotiabank Giller Shortlist is Announced!

The shortlist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced this morning. The five finalists were selected by jury panel comprised of author Margaret Atwood; Liberal MP, Foreign Affairs critic and author Bob Rae, and author Colm Toibin. According to the official website, the shortlist was chosen from 95 books submitted for consideration by 38 publishing houses from every region of the country.

The five books on the list are:

The Boys in the Trees by Mary Swan
Barnacle Love by Anthony De Sa
Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
Good to A Fault by Marina Endicott
Cockroach by Rawi Hage


Maylin said...

I just want to publicly say PHOOEY that Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway didn't make the shortlist. PHOOEY!

Shonna said...

I will second that PHOOEY!