Annabel LYON ... The Golden Mean (Random House Canada, 2009)
HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS to Canadian short-story writer Annabel Lyon for being shortlisted for both the 2009 Giller Prize for Fiction and the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. The Golden Mean is her first adult novel and it is a fictionalised account of the Greek philosopher Aristotle’s childhood. Aristotle is of course the teacher to the boy who would grow up to become the famous Alexander the Great we read about in our history tomes. Lyon has also been shortlisted for the 2009 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.