Tag: giller prize

Alias Grace

Added on November 19, 2015

Alias Grace Margaret Atwood McClelland and Stewart, Canada, 1996 Margaret Atwood is one of the names Canadians bring up whenever there is talk of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her ninth novel, Alias Grace, is a compelling and well-researched work of historical fiction. It tells the story of Canadian Grace Marks, who was convicted of murder [...]

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Us Conductors

Added on September 11, 2015

Us Conductors Sean Michaels Random House, Canada, 2014 Us Conductors, winner of the 2014 Giller Prize, is a fictional account of the life of Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Termen, known as Leon Theremin in the United States, was a Russian engineer and inventor of the theremin, an unusual musical instrument that uses electrical current to create [...]

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Through Black Spruce

Added on October 3, 2013

Through Black Spruce Joseph Boyden Viking, Canada, 2008 Through Black Spruce is the second novel in a planned trilogy. It won the 2008 Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, among others. Boyden, part Metis, is one of Canada’s most gifted young writers. Three Day Road, Boyden’s debut novel and the [...]

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Anil’s Ghost

Added on September 11, 2013

Anil’s Ghost Michael Ondaatje Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2000 This is a signed first U.S. edition of Anil’s Ghost in fine/fine condition. The true first edition is the Canadian McClelland and Stewart first printing. In this novel, Anil Tissera, studying forensic anthropology in the States, returns to Sri Lanka to work for the U.N. [...]

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The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

Added on August 14, 2012

The In-Between World of Vikram Lall M. G. Vassanji Random House, Canada, 2003 M. G. Vassanji was born in Kenya, raised in Tunisia, and educated in the U.S. as a nuclear physicist. He moved to Canada in 1978 where he became interested in medieval Indian literature. In the 1980′s, he co-founded and edited a literary [...]

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The Time in Between

Added on June 29, 2012

The Time in Between David Bergen McClelland and Stewart, Canada, 2005 This wonderful fourth novel by Canadian author David Bergen won the 2005 Giller Prize and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. It received a prestigious starred review from Kirkus Reviews. It was on the 2007 longlist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary [...]

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Late Nights on Air

Added on November 12, 2010

Late Nights on Air Elizabeth Hay McClelland and Stewart, Canada, 2007 This Canadian novel won the Giller Prize. It is partly based on Hay’s experiences as a CBC Radio journalist in Yellowknife. In a Canadian Living magazine article, Hay calls Late Nights on Air a story “…about the romance of the disembodied voice.” The Times [...]

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Mercy Among the Children

Added on June 19, 2010

Mercy Among the Children David Adams Richards Doubleday, Canada, 2000 Mercy Among the Children co-won the 2000 Giller Prize. Richards shared the honour with Michael Ondaatje, who won for Anil’s Ghost. The Giller Prize was only six years old at the time this book was published, but it was the first and only time they [...]

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