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The Biblio File
September 23, 2019

Have you registered for Quiz Night?  Run – don’t walk – to the library!  Today is the last day for early bird savings – $120.00 per team.  The price will change to $160.00 per team as of tomorrow, September 24, 2019.

The Giller Prize was founded in 1994 by Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller, who passed away from cancer the year before. The award recognized excellence in Canadian fiction – long format or short stories – and endowed a cash prize annually of $25,000.00, the largest purse for literature in the country.

In 2005, the Giller Prize teamed up with Scotiabank to create the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  Now in its 26th year, the prize is focused on highlighting the very best of Canadian fiction.  This year, 117 works of literature were submitted for consideration, with the longlist narrowed down to 12.  The prize now awards $100,000.00 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000.00 to each of the finalists.  The winner will be announced on November 18, 2019.

  • Days by Moonlight by Andre Alexis
  • Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  • Immigrant City by David Bezmozgis
  • Greenwood by Michael Christie
  • Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles
  • Innocents by Michael Crummey
  • Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds
  • Late Breaking by K. D. Miller
  • Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin
  • Lampedusa by Steven Price
  • Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta
  • Reproduction by Ian Williams