Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist 2019

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Originally posted on Consumed by Ink…

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The Giller Prize shortlist is out! The Shadow Jury will be reading and reviewing these books over the next 6 weeks, and will be choosing a shadow winner a few days before the official Giller Prize announcement on November 18th.

Immigrant City by David Bezmozgis, published by HarperCollins

Jury’s Thoughts:Bezmozgis has reimagined immigrant lives not simply as marked by displacement and discontinuity, but of immigration as a shared and binding experience...”

My Thoughts: I hope these stories are good enough to ease my disappointment that Late Breaking is not on this list.

Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles, published by House of Anansi Press

Jury’s Thoughts: “...this is not your traditional Newfoundland novel of social isolation.”

My Thoughts: I loved Coles’ short story collection Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome, so I have high hopes…

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4 Responses to “Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist 2019”

  1. Lisa Hill Says:

    Still thinking of you, Kevin…

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  2. Sally C Says:

    Shame the post in full isn’t printed here. I’m glad to see Shadow Giller continue but I’d like to read about it here on Kevin’s much missed blog .

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    • Naomi Says:

      It’s nice to hear from Kevin’s followers – I’m happy you commented to let us know how you feel about his blog. We have been discussing ways we might be able to bring back the more dynamic feel it used to have. Please bear with us! 🙂

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