Thursday, October 19, 2006

2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize - Shortlist Announced

The Scotiabank Giller Prize awards $40,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English and $2,500 to each of the finalists. The Scotiabank Giller Prize is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller and was founded in 1994 by her husband Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch.

The winner will be announced on November 7, 2006.

2006 Shortlist
* DeNiro’s Game by Rawi Hage (House of Anansi Press)

* Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam (Doubleday Canada)

* The Perfect Circle by Pascale Quiviger (Cormorant Books)

* The Immaculate Conception by Gaétan Soucy (House of Anansi Press)

* Home Schooling by Carol Windley (Cormorant Books)

It is interesting to note that Rawi Hage has been nominated for both the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award this year.



Anonymous said...

Janelle, do you plan to read and review any of them? If you are, let me know, I would like to link to you. Thanks!

Janelle Martin said...

I plan to review De Niro's Game and The Immaculate Conception, but won't manage it prior to the prize-giving on Nov. 7.