The, American, National Book Foundation celebrates the best of American literature. Here is the shortlist.
, Lord of Misrule
, Great House
, So Much for That
, I Hotel
, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
, Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq
, Just Kids
, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward
, Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War
This week at McNally Robinson Winnipeg.
-- Launching I Used to Be Coloured, But Now I'm Black, Monday Nov 1, 7:00 pm
-- Launching Andy De Jarlis: The Life and Music of an Old-Time Fiddler, Monday Nov 1, 8:00 pm
-- Reading & Signing, Swimming Ginger and The Terracotta Army, Tuesday Nov 2, 7:30 pm
-- Launching North Main Gothic, Tuesday Nov 2, 8:00 pm
-- Reading & Signing Helpless: Caledonia?s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us, Wednesday Nov 3, 7:00 pm
-- Reading & Signing I Love Your Laugh: Finding the Light in My Screwball Life Wednesday Nov 3, 8:00 pm
& -- Launching Manitoba Premiers of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Thursday Nov 4, 7:00 pm
-- Launching Vs. Thursday Nov 4, 8:00 pm
& -- Dual Book Launch of Indexical Elegies and Clockfire, Friday Nov 5, 7:00 pm
-- Reading & Signing Through Footless Halls of Air: Stories of a Few of the Many Who Failed to Return, Saturday Nov 6, 1:00 pm
-- Signing Hey son! Guess what?! Sunday Nov 7, 1:00 pm
& -- Launching The Archaeolojesters: The Pillars of Time, Sunday Nov 7, 2:00 pm
The Governor General's Literary Awards are given annually to the best English-language and the best French-language books. Each laureate receives $25,000 and a specially crafted copy of the winning book. The 2010 the English fiction and non-fiction shortlist is below. The winner's will be announced mid-November.
, Waiting for Joe.
, Motorcycles & Sweetgrass.
, Cool Water.
, The Boy in the Moon, A father's search for his disabled son.
, A History of Marriage.
, Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada.
, Burmese Lessons: A Love Story.
, Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968-2000.
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The Globe and Mail are running a poll to see what author people want to win The Scotiabank Giller Prize. To cast your vote, click here.
The choices are,
, Light Lifting
, The Matter With Morris
, The Sentimentalists
, This Cake Is For the Party
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