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Six Canadian Titles compete for Best First Book

1.  Alexander MacLeod’s Light Lifting
2.  Sarah Selecky’s The Cake is for the Party
3.  Katrina Best’s Bird Eat Bird
4.  Carole Enahoro’s Doing Dangerously Well
5Darcie Friesen Hossack’s Mennonites Don’t Dance and
6.  Miguel Syjuco’s Illustrado.

Six titles represent Canada and the Caribbean for Best Book

1.  Emma Donoghue’s Room
2.  Caroline Adderson’s The Sky is Falling
3.  Jack HodginsThe Master of Happy Endings
4.  Adam Lewis Schroeder’s In The Fabled East
5.  Michael Winter’s The Death of Donna Whalen
6.  Richard B. Wright’s Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard.

Key Dates:  Regional winners will be announced March 3rd and overall winners on May 21st. 

To learn more about the Commonwealth Writers Prize and see all the Regional Short Lists read this.

The Scotiabank Giller Prize announced its 2010 shortlist this morning. The five finalists are:

View the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist

The winner will be announced on November 9th

Scotiabank Giller Prize

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September 20, 2010 (Toronto, ON) – The 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury today announced its longlist  of books in the running for this year’s award, selecting 13 titles out of 98 books. The shortlisted finalists will be announced on Tuesday, October 5th.


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