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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Scotiabank Giller Prize (1994-2009)

2010 Longlist
The Matter With Morris by David Bergen -- shortlist
Player One by Douglas Coupland (House of Anansi Press)
Cities of Refuge by Michael Helm (McClelland & Stewart)
Light Lifting by Alexander MacLeod  -- shortlist
The Debba by Avner Mandelman (Other Press/Random House of Canada)
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman (Dial/Random House of Canada)
This Cake Is For The Party by Sarah Selecky  -- shortlist
The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud  -- shortlist, Winner!
Lemon by Cordelia Strube (Coach House Books)
Curiosity by Joan Thomas (McClelland & Stewart)
Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquhart (McClelland & Stewart)
Cool Water by Dianne Warren (Phyllis Bruce Books/HarperCollins)
Annabel by Kathleen Winter -- shortlist

The Scotiabank Giller Prize is an award that goes to the author of a Canadian novel or short story fiction collection published in English (including translation) deemed by a jury to be the best published in the previous year.

This prize was established as the Giller Prize in 1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife Doris Giller, a former literary editor at the Toronto Star. The prize is awarded in November of each year, along with a cash reward (then CAN$25,000).

On September 22, 2005, the Giller Prize established an endorsement deal with Scotiabank, a major Canadian bank. The total prize package for the award was increased to $50,000, with $40,000 presented to the winning author and $2,500 each for the other four shortlisted nominees. The award's official name was also changed at that time to the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

In 2006, the prize instituted a longlist for the first time, comprising no fewer than 10 and no more than 15 titles. In 2008, the prize fund was increased to $50,000 for the winning author and $5,000 for each of the authors on the shortlist.

Winners listed first under each year:

* M.G. Vassanji, The Book of Secrets
* Bonnie Burnard, Casino and Other Stories
* Eliza Clark, What You Need
* Shyam Selvadurai, Funny Boy
* Steve Weiner, The Museum of Love

* Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance
* Timothy Findley, The Piano Man's Daughter
* Barbara Gowdy, Mister Sandman
* Leo McKay, Jr., Like This
* Richard B. Wright, The Age of Longing

* Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace
* Gail Anderson-Dargatz, The Cure for Death by Lightning
* Ann-Marie MacDonald, Fall on Your Knees
* Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces
* Guy Vanderhaeghe, The Englishman's Boy

* Mordecai Richler, Barney's Version
* Michael Helm, The Projectionist
* Shani Mootoo, Cereus Blooms at Night
* Nino Ricci, Where She Has Gone
* Carol Shields, Larry's Party

* Alice Munro, The Love of a Good Woman
* André Alexis, Childhood
* Gail Anderson-Dargatz, A Recipe for Bees
* Barbara Gowdy, The White Bone
* Greg Hollingshead, The Healer
* Wayne Johnston, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

* Bonnie Burnard, A Good House
* Timothy Findley, Pilgrim
* Anne Hébert, Am I Disturbing You?
* Nancy Huston, The Mark of the Angel
* David Macfarlane, Summer Gone


In 2000, the award was presented to two writers and juried by Margaret Atwood, Alistair MacLeod, and Jane Urquhart. This is the only time the Giller has ever resulted in a tie, and Rabinovitch has advised subsequent Giller juries that they must choose a single winner.

* Michael Ondaatje, Anil's Ghost
* David Adams Richards, Mercy Among the Children
* Alan Cumyn, Burridge Unbound
* Elizabeth Hay, A Student of Weather
* Eden Robinson, Monkey Beach
* Fred Stenson, The Trade

* Richard B. Wright, Clara Callan
* Sandra Birdsell, The Russlander
* Michael Crummey, River Thieves
* Michael Redhill, Martin Sloane
* Timothy Taylor, Stanley Park
* Jane Urquhart, The Stone Carvers

* Austin Clarke, The Polished Hoe
* Bill Gaston, Mount Appetite
* Wayne Johnston, The Navigator of New York
* Lisa Moore, Open
* Carol Shields, Unless

* M.G. Vassanji, The In-Between World of Vikram Lall
* Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake
* John Bemrose, The Island Walkers
* John Gould, Kilter: 55 Fictions
* Ann-Marie MacDonald, The Way the Crow Flies

* Alice Munro, Runaway
* Shauna Singh Baldwin, The Tiger Claw
* Wayson Choy, All That Matters
* Pauline Holdstock, Beyond Measure
* Paul Quarrington, Galveston
* Miriam Toews, A Complicated Kindness

David Bergen, The Time in Between --winner!
* Joan Barfoot, Luck
* Camilla Gibb, Sweetness in the Belly
* Lisa Moore, Alligator: A Novel
* Edeet Ravel, A Wall of Light

* Vincent Lam, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures
* Rawi Hage, De Niro's Game
* Pascale Quiviger, The Perfect Circle (translation by Sheila Fischman)
* Gaétan Soucy, The Immaculate Conception (translation by Lazer Lederhendler)
* Carol Windley, Home Schooling

Longlist nominees

In 2006, the Giller Prize publicized its preliminary longlist for the first time.
* David Adams Richards, The Friends of Meager Fortune
* Caroline Adderson, Pleased to Meet You
* Todd Babiak, The Garneau Block
* Randy Boyagoda, Governor of the Northern Province
* Douglas Coupland, jPod
* Alan Cumyn, The Famished Lover
* Rawi Hage, De Niro's Game
* Kenneth J. Harvey, Inside
* Wayne Johnston, The Custodian of Paradise
* Vincent Lam, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures --shortlist
* Annette Lapointe, Stolen
* Pascale Quiviger, The Perfect Circle
* Gaétan Soucy, The Immaculate Conception
* Russell Wangersky, The Hour of Bad Decisions
* Carol Windley, Home Schooling

* Elizabeth Hay, Late Nights on Air
* Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero
* Daniel Poliquin, A Secret Between Us (trans. Donald Winkler)
* M. G. Vassanji, The Assassin's Song
* Alissa York, Effigy

Longlist nominees

* David Chariandy, Soucouyant
* Sharon English, Zero Gravity
* Barbara Gowdy, Helpless
* Elizabeth Hay, Late Nights on Air
* Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes
* Paulette Jiles, Stormy Weather
* D. R. MacDonald, Lauchlin of the Bad Heart
* Claire Mulligan, The Reckoning of Boston Jim
* Mary Novik, Conceit
* Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero
* Daniel Poliquin, A Secret Between Us (translated by Donald Winkler)
* M. G. Vassanji, The Assassin's Song
* Michael Winter, The Architects Are Here
* Richard B. Wright, October
* Alissa York, Effigy

* Joseph Boyden, Through Black Spruce
* Anthony De Sa, Barnacle Love
* Marina Endicott, Good to a Fault
* Rawi Hage, Cockroach
* Mary Swan, The Boys in the Trees

Longlist nominees

* David Adams Richards, The Lost Highway
* David Bergen, The Retreat
* Joseph Boyden, Through Black Spruce
* Austin Clarke, More
* Anthony De Sa, Barnacle Love
* Emma Donoghue, The Sealed Letter
* Marina Endicott, Good to a Fault
* Steven Galloway, The Cellist of Sarajevo
* Rawi Hage, Cockroach
* Kenneth J. Harvey, Blackstrap Hawco
* Patrick Lane, Red Dog, Red Dog
* Pasha Malla, The Withdrawal Method
* Paul Quarrington, The Ravine
* Nino Ricci, The Origin of Species
* Mary Swan, The Boys in the Trees

2009 Giller Prize Longlist from Scotiabank Giller Prize accessed 9/22/09

September 21, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – The 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury today announced its longlist of books in the running for this year’s prize. The jury selected 12 titles out of 96 books, submitted by 39 publishers from every region of Canada.

Celebrated American novelist and short story writer Russell Banks, acclaimed UK author and journalist Victoria Glendinning, and distinguished Canadian writer and professor, Alistair MacLeod made up the 2009 jury. Two thousand and nine marks the sixteenth year of the prize.

From a highly competitive field, the Scotiabank Giller jury has selected the following titles for this year’s longlist:

Atwood, Margaret for her novel The Year Of The Flood
Martha Bailie for her novel The Incident Report
Kim Echlin for her novel The Disappeared
Claire Holden Rothman for her novel The Heart Specialist
Paulette Jiles for her novel The Colour Of Lighting
Jeanette Lynes for her novel The Factory Voice
Annabel Lyon for her novel The Golden Mean
Linden MacIntyre for his novel The Bishop’s Man -- Winner!
Colin McAdam for his novel Fall
Anne Michaels for her novel The Winter Vault
Shani Mootoo for her novel Valmiki’s Daughter
Kate Pullinger for her novel The Mistress Of Nothing

Of the longlist, the jury writes:

"Though they vary stylistically and structurally and connect with and extend a range of novelistic traditions, every one of these twelve books is an excellent, beautifully crafted work of fiction with a cast of vividly realized, memorable characters. We were particularly impressed by the authors' broad and deep visions of society and their profound affection for humanity and the natural world. Equally impressive is their imaginative engagement with history, from that of ancient Greece to yesterday's breaking news, and even in a few cases, to the history of a dystopian future."

The shortlisted finalists will be announced at a news conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto on Tuesday, October 6th. CTV is the proud broadcast partner of The Scotiabank Giller Prize. Broadcast details will be disclosed at a later date.

The Scotiabank Giller Prize awards $50,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English and $5,000 to each of the finalists. The Scotiabank Giller Prize is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller and was founded in 1994 by her husband Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch.

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