Monday, September 20, 2010

Giller Longlist Announced. . .

Wow - this is one of the most interesting Giller longlists in recent years. Lots of expected heavy hitters missing - Emma Donoghue, Alissa York, Camilla Gibb to name a few. I'm thrilled to see Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionists on the list though, as well as Avner Mandelman's The Debba.  And it's nice to see the smaller presses get some recognition. Let the debates begin.

Here's the list in full:

The Matter With Morris by David Bergen
Player One by Douglas Coupland
Cities of Refuge by Michael Helm
Light Lifting by Alexander MacLeod 
The Debba by Avner Mandelman
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
This Cake is For the Party by Sarah Selecky
The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud
Lemon by Cordelia Strube
Curiosity by Joan Thomas
Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquhart
Cool Water by Dianne Warren
Annabel by Kathleen Winter

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