Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Awards News! 2011 Man Booker Shortlist & 2011 Scotiabank Giller

Two major awards lists have been announced today!

The 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction Shortlist

The six books, selected from the longlist of 13, are as follows:

  1. Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Random House Canada)

  2. Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie (HarperCollins Canada)

  3. Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (House of Anansi Press)

  4. Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Thomas Allen)

  5. Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (House of Anansi Press)

  6. A.D. Miller Snowdrops (HarperCollins Canada)

The winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction will be announced on Tuesday October 18.

The 2011 Scotiabank Giller Longlist

The jury selected 16 titles out of 143 books – a record-setting number of submissions – put forward by 55 publishers from every region of Canada. And for the first time ever, the longlist includes a Reader's Choice nomination:

  1. THE FREE WORLD by David Bezmozgis (HarperCollins Canada)

  2. THE MEAGRE TARMAC by Clarke Blaise (Biblioasis)

  3. THE BEGGAR'S GARDEN by Michael Christie (HarperCollins Canada)

  4. THE ANTAGONIST by Lynn Coady (House of Anansi Press)

  5. THE SISTERS BROTHERS by Patrick DeWitt (House of Anansi Press)

  6. HALF-BLOOD BLUES by Esi Edugyan for her novel (Thomas Allen Publishers)

  7. THE LITTLE SHADOWS by Marina Endicott (Doubleday Canada)

  8. BETTER LIVING THROUGH PLASTIC EXPLOSIVES by Zsuzsi Gartner (Hamish Hamilton)

  9. SOLITARIA by Genni Gunn (Signature Editions)

  10. INTO THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY by Pauline Holdstock (HarperCollins Canada)

  11. A WORLD ELSEWHERE by Wayne Johnston for his novel (Knopf Canada)

  12. THE RETURN by Dany Laferrière for his novel (translation, David Homel) (Douglas & McIntyre)

  13. MONOCEROS by Suzette Mayr (Coach House Books)

  14. THE CAT’S TABLE by Michael Ondaatje (McClelland & Stewart)

  15. A GOOD MAN by Guy Vanderhaeghe (McClelland & Stewart)

  16. TOUCH by Alexi Zentner (Knopf Canada)

  17. EXTENSIONS* by Myrna Dey (NeWest Press) *Reader’s Choice

The shortlist will be announced at a news conference in Toronto on Tuesday, October 4th.

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