Giller Shortlist Announced
This morning, during a press conference hosted by previous winner Linden MacIntyre, the Scotiabank Giller Prize announced its 2011 shortlist. The finalists are: David Bezmozgis for his novel THE FREE WORLD; Lynn Coady for her novel THE ANTAGONIST; Patrick deWitt for his novel THE SISTERS BROTHERS; Esi Edugyan for her novel HALF-BLOOD BLUES; Zsuzsi Gartner for her short story collection BETTER LIVING THROUGH PLASTIC EXPLOSIVES; and Michael Ondaatje for his novel THE CAT’S TABLE.
The six finalists were selected by a jury consisting of Canadian writer and 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Annabel Lyon; American author, memoirist and Guggenheim fellow Howard Norman; and UK playwright and prize-winning novelist Andrew O’Hagan.
The winner of the $50,000 prize will be announced at the Scotiabank Giller Prize gala on November 8th at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Toronto.