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Posts Tagged ‘Alix Ohlin’

2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist Revealed

The finalists for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize have been revealed. Below, we’ve linked to free samples of the shortlisted books for your reading pleasure. The winner of the $50,000 prize (in Canadian currency) will be revealed at at gala ceremony on Tuesday, October 30.

In all, 51 publishing houses from around Canada submitted 142 titles for consideration. The three-person jury included novelists Gary Shteyngart and Roddy Doyle, along with Canadian publisher Anna Porter.

If you want more books, we made similar literary mixtapes linking to free samples of the 2012 Man Booker Longlist, the Best Science Fiction of the Year the Believer Book Award nominees, the 2012 Orwell Prize shortlist, the LA Times Book Prize winners, and the Best Business Books of the Year.

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Mediabistro Course

Women's Magazine Writing

Women's Magazine WritingPitch and publish in women's magazines with the health director of Family Circle! Starting September 30, Lynya Floyd will teach you how to wow editors with stories they want and need for their publications. You'll learn how to workshop pitch letters to endure editors will read them, master the voice and tone of women's magazines, find sources, and connect with other writers in the industry. Register now!

Free Books at Mediabistro Book Club in Los Angeles

0912_bookclub_150x100.jpgYou can read all the online book reviews in the world, but nothing beats real-world conversations between readers and authors. To help our community grow, we will host our second West Coast edition of the Mediabistro Book Club on July 18th at Whiskey Blue in Los Angeles.

Follow this link to RSVP. The free event will feature giveaway books and lots of literary conversation. If you want a free book, just tweet about the party using the #mediabistroLABCP hashtag. Show us your tweet and you’ll get a free book from one of the featured authors.

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