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More Award-winning Romances!

Those of you who enjoyed the previous post about the Romantic Times award winners will want to check out the winners of the 2009 RITA awards.  They are

Canada Reads 2010

The selections for CBC Radio's Canada Reads 2010 program were announced on December 1st.  Five celebrity panelists each chose a title that they will champion in debates during the week of March 8th.  The contenders are:

London Reads 2010!

The 3 titles for the 2010 edition of London Reads have been selected.  They are:

January    Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese

Giller Prize 2009 Winner

Congratulations to Linden MacIntyre, who won the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel, The Bishop's Man  The prize was awarded last night at a gala in Toronto.  The book was published by Random House Canada, and tells the story of a Catholic pr

Historical Fiction Takes the Prize

Wolf Hall  British bookies chose Hilary Mantel's novel, Wolf Hall, as the odds-on favourite to win this year's

Your Giller Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced today, with the surprising omission of Margaret Atwood.  The winner will be revealed at a gala on November 10th, so the countdown is on!


Locus Awards

The winners of the 2009 Locus Awards were announced on June 27 during the Science Fiction Awards weekend in Seattle, Washington. If you're looking for a good summer read, try one of the winners:

Pasha Malla wins the Trillium Award!

 This year's Trillium Book Award (and the $20,000 cheque that goes along with it) was awarded to Pasha Malla, an author with strong ties to London, for his first collection of short stories, The Withdrawal Method.  Malla attended Orchard Park elementary and Banting Secondary schools in London, and still has family here.  The book also gained him

Alice Munro On the International Stage

Our heartiest congratulations to Alice Munro, winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize!  This prize is awarded every 2 years to a living author whose body of work has contributed to an achievement in fiction on the world stage.  The panel of judges stated that  "to read Alice Munro is to learn something every time that you never thought of before

If Traditional Mysteries Are Your Cup of Tea...

You will want to check out the Malice Domestic Web site, where the winners and nominees of the 2008 Agatha Awards were just announced.  The awards are named in honour of Agatha Christie, and are given to books that contain no explicit sex, excessive gore or gratuitous violence, feature an amateur detective, and take place in a confined setting with characters who know each other.