Monday, October 06, 2008

2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize for Fiction Shortlist

THE 2008 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE jury announced a shortlist of of five books in the running for this year’s prize, it was announced in Toronto today. The judges, comprising Margaret Atwood, Colm Tóibín and Bob Rae, have shortlisted the following novels and short-story collections for this year’s prize:

1. Through Black Spruce (Viking Canada, 2008) / Joseph Boyden
2. Good to a Fault (Freehand Books/Broadview Press, 2008) / Marina Endicott
3. Cockroach (House of Anansi Press, 2008) / Rawi Hage
4. The Boys in the Trees (Henry Holt/HB Fenn, 2008) / Mary Swan

5. Barnacle Love (Doubleday Canada, 2008) / Anthony De Sa

The winner will be announced on November 11, 2008


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