Monday, September 15, 2008

2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize for Fiction Longlist

THE 2008 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE jury announced its longlist of books in the running for this year’s prize, it was announced in Toronto today. “These fifteen books vary widely in technique, in setting, and in tone—from the historical to the contemporary, from the comic to the satiric to the tragic, from the local to the international. Nothing unites them but the jury’s belief in their accomplishment: each contributes something fresh, original, thoughtful, or vital to the practice of fiction.” The judges, comprising Margaret Atwood, Colm Tóibín and Bob Rae, have longlisted the following novels and short-story collections for this year’s prize:

1. The Lost Highway (Doubleday Canada, 2007) / David Adams Richards
2. The Retreat (McClelland & Stewart, 2008) / David Bergen
3. Through Black Spruce (Viking Canada, 2008) / Joseph Boyden
4. More (Thomas Allen, 2008) / Austin Clarke
5. The Sealed Letter (HarperCollins Canada, 2008) / Emma Donoghue
6. Good to a Fault (Freehand Books/Broadview Press, 2008) / Marina Endicott

7. The Cellist of Sarajevo (Knopf Canada, 2008) / Steven Galloway
8. Cockroach (House of Anansi Press, 2008) / Rawi Hage
9. Blackstrap Hawco (Random House Canada, 2008) / Kenneth J. Harvey
10. Red Dog, Red Dog (McClelland & Stewart, 2008) / Patrick Lane
11. The Ravine (Random House Canada, 2008) / Paul Quarrington
12. The Origin of Species (Doubleday Canada, 2008) / Nino Ricci
13. The Boys in the Trees (Henry Holt/HB Fenn, 2008) / Mary Swan

1. Barnacle Love (Doubleday Canada, 2008) / Anthony De Sa
2. The Withdrawal Method (House of Anansi Press, 2008) / Pasha Malla

The shortlist will be announced on October 6, 2008
The winner will be announced on November 11, 2008


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