Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's Kate & Vassanji!

KATE PULLINGER’s The Mistress of Nothing (McArthur & Co., 2009), the story of a Victorian mistress and her maidservant in the heat and dust of 19th-century Egypt, has won the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, while the Nonfiction prize went to M.G. Vassanji for his memoir, A Place Within: Rediscovering India (2008), a sensitive and enlightening account of his visits to India over the years.


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