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The Giller Prize Eligible List

The eligible list for this year’s Giller Prize is out and already on Twitter I can see people getting excited, particularly authors who think  this means they’ve been nominated for the award. Twitter is buzzing with congratulatory messages. But it … Continue reading

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The 2012 Giller Prize Longlist!

The Beggar’s Opera, I’m thrilled to announce, won the 2012 Reader’s Choice for the Giller Prize, and thanks so much to everyone who voted! There were over 10,000 votes cast, as well as thousands of nominations! The fact that so … Continue reading

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The Giller Readers Choice — is there cheating?

When I checked this morning, The Beggar’s Opera was out in front in the Giller Prize Reader’s Choice. Tanis Rideout’s brilliant Above All things  was in second place and Aga Maksimowska’s wonderful Giant was in third. The lead has been switching back and forth … Continue reading

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Literary Fiction vs. Genre – what’s the difference?

There are three genre novels up for the Giller Prize Reader’s Choice. Two are mysteries, one is science fiction. All these books were identified by their publishers as “eligible” literary fiction. A genre novel has never won the Giller. Elana Rabinovitch, … Continue reading

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The Giller Prize and Genre Fiction

Interesting interview with Elana Rabinovitch last year in the National Post (reproduced here in part) on the question of genre fiction: Q The list of eligible books on the Giller Prize website – those are put forward by the publishers? … Continue reading

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CBC Reader’s Choice and the Giller — oops!

Update:  Contrary to what was reported on the CBC Books website and in Quill and Quire earlier, the Giller Prize folks have now clarified that the CBC/Giller Readers Choice selection will NOT be on the Giller long list unless the jury puts … Continue reading

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