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Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announced

prizegiller.jpgA jury of three celebrated authors announced the 12-title longlist for Canada’s 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize today, vying for a prize of $50,000 (in Canadian currency).

The selections were made by authors Russell Banks, Victoria Glendinning, and Alistair MacLeod–narrowing down a collection of 96 books from 39 publishers. The award honors the memory of journalist Doris Giller. Here are the first five nominees. The complete longlist follows after the jump:

Margaret Atwood for “The Year Of The Flood.”
Martha Bailie for “The Incident Report”
Kim Echlin for “The Disappeared”
Claire Holden Rothman for “The Heart Specialist”
Paulette Jiles for “The Colour Of Lighting”


Jeanette Lynes for “The Factory Voice”
Annabel Lyon for “The Golden Mean”
Linden MacIntyre for “The Bishop’s Man”
Colin McAdam for “Fall”
Anne Michaels “The Winter Vault”
Shani Mootoo “Valmiki’s Daughter”
Kate Pullinge for “The Mistress Of Nothing”

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