Book Awards Galore!

I love fall. Everyone says that, but I really love fall, the weather gets cooler, everything get prettier on your way to work AND books are awarded huge prizes for great literature. Today alone, 3 sets of nominees were announced.

Here are the details on who’s who in the running for the Giller, the Man Booker Prize and Toronto Book Awards:

Scotiabank Giller Pirze 2011 Longlist

Winner will be announced on November 8th

The Free World – David Bezmozgis (HarperCollins Publishers)
The Meagre Tarmac – Clark Blaise (Biblioasis)
The Antagonist – Lynn Coady (House of Anansi Press)
The Beggar’s Garden – Michael Christie (HarperCollins Publishers)
The Sisters Brothers – Patrick DeWitt (House of Anansi Press)
Extensions – Myrna Dey (NeWest Press)
Half-Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan (Thomas Allen Publishers)
The Little Shadows – Marina Endicott (Doubleday Canada)
Better Living Through Plastic Explosives – Zsuzsi Gartner (Harnish Hamilton Canada)
Solitaria – Genni Gunn (Signature Editions)
Into the Heart of the Country – Pauline Holdstock (HarperCollins Publishers)
A World Elsewhere – Wayne Johnston (Knopf Canada)
The Return – Dany Laferriere (Douglas & McIntyre)
Monoceros – Suzette Mayr (Coach House Books)
The Cat’s Table – Michael Ondaatje (McClelland & Stewart)
A Good Man – Guy Vanderhaeghe (McClelland & Stewart)
Touch – Alex Zentner (Knopf Canada)

Man Booker Prize 2011 Shortlist

Winner will be announced on October 18th

The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes (Random House of Canada)
Jamrach’s Menagerie – Carol Birch (Canongate Books)
The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt (Granta
Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan (Serpent’s Tail)
Pigeon English – Stephen Kelman (Bloomsbury)
Snowdrops – A.D. Miller (Atlantic)

Toronto Book Awards 2011 Shortlist

Winner will be announced on October 13th

What Disturbs Our Blood – James FitzGerald (Random House of Canada)
Etienne’s Alphabet – James King (Cormorant Books)
The Amazing Absorbing Boy – Rabindranath Maharaj (Knopf Canada)
The Parabolist – Nicholas Ruddock (Doubleday Canada)
Fauna – Alissa York (Random House of Canada)

Good Luck to all the nominees!!!

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3 thoughts on “Book Awards Galore!

  1. Kailana says:

    Man, I am slack this year.. I only have ONE of the books on the Giller long-list… Normally I have at least a couple! I usually do a Giller-a-thon at this time of the year, actually. I will have to see what my library has…

  2. Buried In Print says:

    I have some unexpected reading time this month, so I want to see how many of the Giller nominees I can read before the shortlist/prize is announced. It’s such a tempting list…too tempting to resist. (Also obsessing about the TBA list, but at least it’s a more manageable size!)

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