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The 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announced!

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Scotiabank Giller Prize announced their 2012 longlist today, prompting discussion amongst book lovers, industry professionals and writers across the country. The longlist consists of 13 titles from authors at all stages of their careers.

The 2012 jury consists of Irish author and screenwriter Roddy Doyle, Canadian publisher, writer and essayist Anna Porter and American author and satirist Gary Shteyngart, who will whittle the longlist down to five or six shortlisted titles, with the final winner announced at a televised gala on October 30. The winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize receives $50,000.

The 2012 Longlist:

  • Marjorie Celona for Y (Hamish Hamilton Canada)
  • Lauren B. Davis for Our Daily Bread (HarperCollins Canada)
  • Cary Fagan for My Life Among the Apes (Cormorant Books)
  • Will Ferguson for 419 (Viking Canada)
  • Robert Hough for Dr. Brinkley’s Tower (House of Anansi Press)
  • Billie Livingston for One Good Hustle (Random House Canada)
  • Annabel Lyon for The Sweet Girl (Random House Canada)
  • Alix Ohlin for Inside (House of Anansi Press)
  • Katrina Onstad for Everybody Has Everything (McClelland & Stewart)
  • C.S. Richardson for The Emperor of Paris (Doubleday Canada)
  • Nancy Richler for The Imposter Bride (HarperCollins Canada)
  • Kim Thúy for Ru, translated by Sheila Fischman (Random House Canada)
  • Russell Wangersky for Whirl Away (Thomas Allen Publishers)
  • Congratulations to all the nominees and their publishers from the Open Book team.

    Stay tuned to Open Book this fall for all your exciting and up-to-the-minute book news!

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