It’s one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Canada, awarded to the author of a novel or short story collection published in English the previous calendar year. For bibliophiles and/or lovers of Canadian literature, it is the basis of many a holiday wish list. This morning the longlist was announced. Read on to discover who was nominated, complete with links to reviews. Did your favorite author or book make the cut?
The Giller Prize longlist, in alphabetical order:
André Alexis, Fifteen Dogs
Samuel Archibald, Arvida (trans. Donald Winkler)
Michael Christie, If I Fall, If I Die
Rachel Cusk, Outline
Patrick deWitt, Undermajordomo Minor
Marina Endicott, Close to Hugh
Connie Gault, A Beauty
Alix Hawley, All True Not A Lie In It
Clifford Jackman, The Winter Family
Heather O’Neill, Daydreams of Angels
Russell Smith, Confidence
Anakana Schofield, Martin John
Now we wait until October to find out more!