2009 Giller Prize Longlist

Today the 2009 Giller Prize longlist was announced!  I’ll pass you on to KevinfromCanada, who has written up a bit about the prize, a bit about this longlist, and a bit about the Shadow Jury, of which I’m a part.

But, here is the list itself:

  • Margaret Atwood: The Year of the Flood
  • Martha Bailie: The Incident Report
  • Kim Echlin: The Disappeared
  • Claire Holden: The Heart Specialist
  • Paulette Jiles: The Colour of Lightning
  • Jeanette Lynes: The Factory Voice
  • Annabel Lyon: The Golden Mean
  • Linden MacIntyre: The Bishop’s Man
  • Colin McAdam: Fall
  • Anne Michaels: The Winter Vault
  • Shani Mootoo: Valmiki’s Daughter
  • Kate Pullinger: The Mistress of Nothing

The shortlist will be announced on October 6 (soon!).

2 thoughts on “2009 Giller Prize Longlist”

  1. Nadia says:

    I have to admit that I have never heard of the Giller Prize. Interesting. I think its neat that you are on the Shadow Jury with KFC. Sadly the only author on the list that I recognize is Margaret Atwood. I’ve read some of her works and am amazed at her talent – she is such an extraordinary writer. Alias Grace is my favorite book by her. I have yet to read The Year of the Flood, which I have heard is great. I have also heard it follows Oryx and Crake. Anyhow, its currently on my TBR list. I’m looking forward to your posting about this award and the nominees and their works.

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