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Crime Writer's Association Celebrates With Daggers

Saturday, Nov 10, 2007 at 11:32am

The Crime Writer's Association have announced their annual Dagger Awards.

Categories: Awards, Mystery & Crime

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Soldier of Sidon Wins World Fantasy Award

Tuesday, Nov 06, 2007 at 4:40pm

Gene Wolfe's Soldier of Sidon has won the 2007 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. The prize was awarded at the World Fantasy Convention, held this year at Saratoga, New York. For a complete listing of Awards, check out the World Fantasy Convention's website here.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy

Aurora Awards Announced

Friday, Nov 02, 2007 at 11:25am

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2007 Aurora Award.

The Prix Aurora Awards are Canada's national Science Fiction and Fantasy awards. Awarded annually since 1982, the awards are administered by the not for profit Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy

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Elizabeth Hay Wins Giller

Wednesday, Nov 07, 2007 at 2:02pm

Elizabeth Hay was awarded the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize last night for her novel Late Nights on Air.

According to the judges--David Bergen, Camilla Gibb and Lorna Goodison--Hay's novel was "in some ways a dazzling virtuoso praise song to Canada and things Canadian, but ultimately, it is a flawlessly crafted and timeless story, masterfully told."

The award was handed out at a black-tie gala in Toronto. The other nominees were Michael Ondaatje for Divisadero, M.G. Vassanji for The Assassin's Song, Alissa York for Effigy, and Daniel Poliquin for A Secret Between Us. The Scotiabank Giller Prize honours the best in Canadian English-language fiction.

Categories: Awards

Yes Indeed. We Do Love our Canadian Literature.

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2007 at 8:44pm

2007 Giller Finalists See Average Sales Increase of Almost 400%

The five finalists for the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize have seen an average sales increase of 388% in the first week after the shortlist was announced. In the week ending October 14, 2007, A Secret Between Us by Daniel Poliquin saw the highest percent increase at 1200%, followed by Effigy by Alyssa York with 564%. Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje and The Assassinís Song by M.J. Vassanji, already selling at a robust rate before the shortlist announcement, increased by 83% and 70% respectively, while Elizabeth Hayís Late Nights on Air has seen a 22% bump in sales.

Categories: Awards, buzz, Publishing News

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