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It's Awards Season!

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Scotiabank Giller Prize 2014 Nominees

I know some people think that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Or maybe for you parents out there, back-to-school time is your favourite. But for some of us, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us now - book award season! And there has been lots of buzz in the book world about recent book news.

The Scotiabank Giller Prize announced its 2014 longlist of nominees on Tuesday September 16th. Among the nominees are a two short story collections and 10 novels. Click here to see the full list, and click here to check out one of these fabulous titles from your local library. As well, the Giller prize founder announced that the winnings have been doubled, with $100,000 going to the winner and $10,000 to each finalist.

A few days before, on September 9th, the Man Booker Prize released its shortlist of nominees. Click here to read more about the longlist and click here to see who made the cut to the shortlist.

Other notable book award news: the National Book Foundation has announced their longlists for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature awards. Click here to read more! As well, the Writer's Trust has announced their five nonfiction nominees for the Weston Prize.