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Barnacles, Cockroaches and Trees: the Scotiabank Giller Shortlist

A book of short stories by a debut author heads up the list of 5 books selected for this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize (shades of Vincent Lam...).  Barnacle Love, by Toronto high school English teacher Anthony De Sa, was chosen to compete for the top prize along with some more familiar names.  Jospeh Boyden's second novel, Through Black Spruce, made the cut.  Boyden's first book, Three Day Road, was the winner of the latest London Reads contest, and he will be giving a reading at the Central Library on Wednesday, October 8th.  Other short list titles include Cockroach, by international award winner  Rawi Hage, Good to a Fault, by Edmonton's Marina Endicott, and The Boys in the Trees, by Guelph author Mary Swan.  The winner will be announced at a gala dinner in Toronto on November 11th.

 

          Through Black Spruce      Cockroach      Good to a Fault