The shortlist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced yesterday, for just the second year that the award has been open to writers of any nationality writing in English. It includes debut novelist Chigozie Obioma, Marlon James, who is the first ever shortlisted author from Jamaica, and Anne Tyler, Pulitzer-winner and author of twenty novels. The full shortlist is:
- Marlon James for A Brief History of Seven Killings
- Tom McCarthy for Satin Island
- Chigozie Obioma for The Fishermen
- Sunjeev Sahota for The Year of the Runaways
- Anne Tyler for A Spool of Blue Thread
- Hanya Yanagihara for A Little Life
The winner will be announced at a black-tie dinner in London on Tuesday, October 13.
Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
The longlist for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced this past week, comprising 12 Canadian writers all vying to win the $100,000 award. The list was selected by a panel of five judges, who will pare their selections down to a six-book shortlist to be announced on October 5th.
The 2015 Giller longlist is:
- André Alexis for Fifteen Dogs (Coach House)
- Samuel Archibald for Arvida (Biblioasis)
- Michael Christie for If I Fall, If I Die (McClelland & Stewart)
- Rachel Cusk for Outline (Harper Perennial)
- Patrick deWitt for Undermajordomo Minor (House of Anansi)
- Marina Endicott for Close to Hugh (Doubleday Canada)
- Connie Gault for A Beauty (McClelland & Stewart)
- Alix Hawley for All True Not a Lie in It (Knopf Canada)
- Clifford Jackman for The Winter Family (Random House Canada)
- Heather O'Neill for Daydreams of Angels (HarperCollins)
- Anakana Schofield for Martin John (Biblioasis)
- Russell Smith for Confidence (Biblioasis)
PLEASE NOTE: This event is sold out. Contact us to be added to a wait list.
Join us at Prairie Ink Restaurant in Winnipeg for the annual Giller Light Bash on November 10.
Tickets are $54.00 plus GST, and are available at Prairie Ink Restaurant or online (scroll down through the Classes list to November 10th).
A fund-raiser for Frontier College, McNally Robinson Booksellers has been hosting Winnipeg’s Giller Light Bash since 2005. Enjoy a special dinner while attendees listen to local advocates for the nominated books and then watch the Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast on our big screen.Categories: Store News, Winnipeg, Prairie Ink
Salman Rushdie is the author of eleven previous novels—Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, and Luka and the Fire of Life—and one collection of short stories: East, West. He has also published four works of nonfiction—Joseph Anton, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, and Step Across This Line—and co-edited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.
His newest book is Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story.
In anticipation of the book, we were presented with an opportunity to ask Mr. Rushdie some questions about himself and his work.
You can read the full interview here, or after the jump below.Categories: Interview, Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
Happy Labour Day weekend!
Please note that both of our bookstores and Prairie Ink Restaurants will be closed on Monday, September 7th.
Normal hours will be in effect for the rest of the weekend:
Saturday 9 am - 11 pm
Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
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