Thursday, October 9, 2014

Book Award Roundup: Canadian Fiction Prizes Fall 2014

It's book award season, and if you've followed the Reader for any amount of time, you know we love book award season! The three big Canadian book awards -- The Writers Trust Awards, The Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Awards (The GGs)  -- all make their shortlist announcements in the early fall and reveal their winners later in the season.  Although both the Writers Trust Awards and the GGs have nominations beyond the category of Adult Fiction, we'll start with a roundup of nominees for just the fiction prizes in this post. It's a broad line-up this year, with only one author showing up on more than one list (Miriam Toews) and no author showing up on all three. Place your holds and enjoy some great Canadian Fiction!

Writers Trust Awards: The Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. The shortlist for this prize was announced  October 1 and the winner will be announced November 4th.

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

All Saints by K.D. Miller

The Confabulist by Steven Galloway

Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder

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Scotiabank Giller Prize. The shortlist was announced October 6 and the winner will be revealed November 10th.

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

The Ever After of Ashwin Rao by Padma Viswanathan

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O’Neill

Tell by Frances Itani

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Governor General's Literary Awards. The shortlist announcement was made October 7 and winners will be revealed on November 18th.

The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King

Juliet Was a Surprise by Bill Gaston

My October by Claire Holden Rothman

The Opening Sky by Joan Thomas

Sweetland by Michael Crummey

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