The Scotiabank Giller Prize is awarded to a Canadian author of a novel or short story fiction collection.
The prize was established as the Giller Prize in 1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife Doris Giller, a former literary editor at the Toronto Star, and is awarded in November of each year along with a cash reward of $50,000, with $40,000 presented to the winning author and $2,500 each for the other four shortlisted nominees.
The 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist.
for his novel THE MATTER WITH MORRIS Phyllis Bruce Books/HarperCollins
for his short story collection LIGHT LIFTING, Biblioasis
for her short story collection THIS CAKE IS FOR THE PARTY, Thomas Allen Publishers
for her novel THE SENTIMENTALISTS, Gaspereau Press
for her novel ANNABEL, House of Anansi Press
The next meeting of the Breakfast Television McNally Robinson Book club is Monday October 4th at 7:15 am. This segment will announce the October book club title. For more information on the Breakfast Television McNally Robinson Book Club, please click here.Categories: Book Clubs, Winnipeg
The Sunburst Awards, celebrating Canadian literature of the fantastic, have released the winners in both adult and young adult categories. Congratulations to , whose debut novel Indigo Springs, won the adult award and , whose Half World took the young adult award.
On Indigo Springs the jurors had this to say:
"Original, passionate, lyrical and powerful, entertaining and terrifying at once, Dellamonica's debut novel examines how both good intentions and good people can be overthrown by the temptations of power."
On Half World:
"Goto's style is gruesome rather than gory; neither horror nor dark fantasy but entirely original and unclassifiable. Richly imagined phantasmagoric scenes decorate every iridescent page. Goto's stylish incendiary prose lifts Half World above the YA category; this novel crosses age boundaries and could just as easily be categorized as a book for adults."
The jurors for the 2010 award were, , , and . In 2011 the jurors will be , , , and .Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy
Sultans of String are playing Prairie Ink Restaurant, Winnipeg. Friday October 15. Doors for this special musical event open at anytime after 6:00 pm - come join us for dinner before the show. Tickets are available at Prairie Ink Restaurant for $15.00 advance/$20.00 at the door and table reservations are required - call 975-2659, or come by.Categories: Music, Winnipeg
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