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On October 4th Giller announced the 2011 Prize Shortlist. The Scotiabank Giller Prize is Canada’s most distinguished literary prize, awarding $50,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection.

The finalist will be announced November 8th.

Two Canadian authors, Patrick deWitt (The Sisters Brothers) and Esi Edugyan (Half Blood Blues), made the shortlist!

The other shortlist titles and authors:

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
Snowdrops by AD Miller

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Three Canadians on the list!

Four first time novelists on the long list are Stephen Kelman, A.D. Miller, Yvette Edwards and Patrick McGuinness.

Three Canadian authors also made the list, Alison Pick, Patrick deWitt and Esi Edugyan.

The short list will be announced September 6th and the winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction on October 18th.

  1. Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape – Random House)
  2. Sebastian Barry On Canaan’s Side (Faber)
  3. Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)
  4. Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
  5. Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail)
  6. Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
  7. Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger’s Child (Picador – Pan Macmillan)
  8. Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
  9. Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
  10. A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
  11. Alison Pick Far to Go (Headline Review)
  12. Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
  13. D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus – Random House)

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