Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Linden MACINTYRE scores the Giller!

AWARD-WINNING broadcast journalist LINDEN MACINTYRE has won the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his second novel, The Bishop’s Man (Random House Canada, July 2009), a story about a conflicted priest who is instructed by the local bishop in Cape Breton to help protect the Catholic Church from a sexual abuse scandal. The Scotiabank Giller Prize is Canada’s most lucrative fiction prize at $50,000. The judges described The Bishop’s Man as a “brave novel, conceived and written with impressive delicacy and understanding.” MacIntyre, whose first novel, The Long Stretch, was published in 1999, is also the author of a 2006 memoir, Causeway: A Passage from Innocence.


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