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Award Winners

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

Man Booker Prize 2009 Shortlist Announced

The Man Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious fiction awards, will be awarded on October 6, 2009. In the meantime, here are the shortlisted titles. If you are looking for something to read, one of these is a good bet.

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

Mystery Writers of American choose C.J. Box!

Congratulations to C.J. Box, who won the 2009 Edgar Award for his novel, Blue Heaven.    This stand-alone thriller is not part of his popular Joe Pickett series, but offers plenty of non-stop suspense and has been optioned for a film.  It features

Pulitzer Prize Winner!

  Elizabeth Strout has won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel, Olive Kitteridge, a collection of thirteen linked tales that portray life in small-town Maine.   Publisher's Weekly calls it "easy to read and impossible to forget".  This would be a great book club pick!&nbs

Nibbie News

The winners of the 2009 Galaxy British Book Awards, aka the Nibbies, were announced recently:

Galaxy Book of the Yearand Popular Nonfiction Award:  The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale

Richard & Judy Best Read:  When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

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Lawrence Hill conquers Canada Reads!

After a week of passionate debates on CBC radio, Lawrence Hill's award-winning historical novel The Book of Negroes was selected as the winner of the

Commonwealth Writers' Prize Nominations

Canadian authors dominated the regional nominations for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, which were announced on February 18th.  In the Best Book category for the Canada and the Caribbean region, Canadian nominees included  Nino Ricci's The Origin of Species, Fred Stenson's The Great Karoo, Marina Endicott's Good to a Fault,  Kenneth J. Harvey's Blackstrap Hawco, and