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!).

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By | 2016-06-01T14:03:26+00:00 September 21st, 2009|Categories: News|2 Comments


  1. Nadia September 22, 2009 at 8:58 am

    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.

  2. […] My Favorite Lit-Blog Things: September 25, 2009 KfC lays out the plans of the Giller Prize Shadow Jury. I am looking forward their reviews and decision more than the actual prize. Mookse and the Gripes is part of the Giller Prize Shadow Jury and has posted the longlist. […]

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