It’s that time of year again, folks! I’m getting emails from fellow Shadow Giller members (and will link to KFC’s announcement post when it is up), and we are gearing up to cover this year’s Giller Prize.

Here are the twelve books on the longlist:

  • Waiting for the Man, by Arjun Basu
  • The Betrayers, by David Bezmozgis
  • American Innovations, by Rivka Galchen (short stories)
  • Tell, by Frances Itani
  • Watch How We Walk, by Jennifer Love Grove
  • Us Conductors, by Sean Michaels
  • Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, by Shani Mootoo
  • The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, by Heather O’Neill
  • Paradise and Elsewhere, by Kathy Page (short stories)
  • My October, by Claire Holden Rothman
  • All My Puny Sorrows, by Miriam Toews
  • The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, by Padma Viswanathan

I’m pleased to say that we already have reviewed Sean Michaels’ Us Conductors here at The Mookse and the Gripes, thanks to Amanda (her review here). I’m taking on Galchen’s collection (having read many of the stories already — I’m so-so at this point), and it’s worth noting that David Bezmozgis won our Shadow Giller Prize a few years ago. Many of the rest are all new to me at this point.

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