Tonight they announced that this year's winner of the Giller Prize is: Hellgoing, by Lynn Coady I reviewed it here. As I said in that review, I didn't really like this short story collection. I much preferred her novel The Antagonist, which was a finalist for the Giller Prize in 2011 (and which I reviewed here). [...]
If you go on over to KevinfromCanada's blog, you'll see what we picked as this year's Shadow Giller winner. We actually have two winners, because our winner is not on the Real Jury's shortlist (what were they thinking?!). Of the two winners, I have got around to reviewing neither, but I hope to fix that soon.
On to my third book of this year's Giller Prize shortlist, and again I find myself confronting a familiar name: Lisa Moore. Her books Open and Alligator were each shortlisted for the Giller Prize, and her previous novel February was longlisted for the Booker Prize. So her name is familiar to me, but I have never read any of those books. And while I enjoyed Caught [...]
In 2011, Lynn Coady's novel The Antagonist was shortlisted for the Giller Prize (my thoughts here), and it was one of my favorites of that year. Looking back on my post, I see I almost had it in my first-place spot. I was excited, then, to see that she made the shortlist again this year with [...]
I love being a part of the Shadow Giller Jury (headed by KevinfromCanada, who is writing up a lot more than me here). It's one of the best things that has come from my blogging. This will mark my . . . fifth year? Holy cow, time flies. So, with yesterday's announcement of the shortlist, my work [...]