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Michael Redhill wins the 2017 Giller Prize

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 4:21pm

Michael Redhill has won this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel, Bellevue Square, a darkly comic tale about a woman who fears for her sanity and her life when she learns that her doppelganger has appeared in a local park — Toronto's Bellevue Square.

The Giller Prize is Canada's richest literary award, with $100,000 given to the winner and $10,000 to each of the finalists, and is awarded annually to the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English. The award was founded by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch, who named the prize in honour of his wife, the late literary journalist Doris Giller.

The other shortlisted authors for the 2017 prize were Rachel Cusk for her novel Transit; Ed O'Loughlin for his novel Minds of Winter; Eden Robinson for her novel Son of a Trickster; and Michelle Winters for her novel I am a Truck.

So congratulations, Mr. Redhill! For more details about the 2017 Giller Prize, visit their website.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Literature

The Giller Prize 2017 shortlist

Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017 at 5:24pm

The five finalists for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize have been announced. They include:

The winner, who will receive a $100,000 prize, will be announced at a gala hosted by comedian Mary Walsh on November 20th, 2017.

To celebrate the evening, we will be hosting our annual Giller Light Bash inside of Prairie Ink Restaurant. Tickets are available for the event online or at the bookstore, and proceeds go to supporting Frontier College. For more information about the Bash, please visit this page.

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The Man Booker Prize 2017 longlist

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 5:03pm

The nominees for this year's Man Booker Fiction Prize have been announced.

The Man Booker is one of the world's largest literary prizes, honouring the best original novel written in English and published in the UK. The winner receives £50,000.

The 2017 longlist does not, unfortunately, include any Canadian authors, however it nonetheless boasts impressive literary talent from across the world.

The longlist can be found after the jump...

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Lambda Literary Award winners for 2017

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 5:34pm

The winners of this year's Lambda Literary Awards have been announced.

The "Lammys" identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year, and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. They are awarded annually, and 2017 marks their 29th year.

Congratulations to all of the winners! You can find a complete list of them after the jump.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, LGBTQ

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David Grossman wins the 2017 Man Booker International Prize

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 4:30pm

Israeli author David Grossman and translator Jessica Cohen have been awarded the Man Booker International Prize for Grossman's darkly comic novel, A Horse Walks into a Bar, which tells the life story of a standup comedian as revealed through the course of one night's performance.

The Man Booker International Prize is awarded annually to a work of fiction translated into English, and its £50,000 prize (approximately $84k Canadian) is shared between author and translator.

So congratulations to Mr. Grossman and Ms. Cohen!

Learn more about the 2017 Man Booker International Prize on the award's website.

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