Sep 16, 2013

By Jane Brown

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist has been announced, and each book on the list is described as an essential story.  The jury says “each of the novels and story collections offer a glimpse of who we are, who we might be. Whether set in postwar Vienna or 1970s Montreal, contemporary Afghanistan or Newfoundland, each of these books took us out of ourselves to places that were at times uncomfortable, at times exhilarating.”

Former Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden headlines the long list for the 2013 edition of the prize.  Boyden has been nominated for the $50,000 award for his novel “The Orenda”.

In addition to Boyden, David Gilmour is in the running for his novel “Extraordinary” , Lynn Coady is up for the short story collection “Hellgoing”  and Craig Davidson is a contender for his novel “Cataract City” .

The longlist is available by clicking here.  The Giller Prize shortlist will be presented at a special event in Toronto on October 8th.  The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony to honour the finalists on Tuesday November 5th.

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