2016 Shadow Giller Winner


For the last few weeks, the Giller Shadow jury (Kim, Alison, and myself) have been reading and reviewing the shortlisted titles on the Giller Prize shortlist. (If you want to see my reviews, you can find them here.)

As Kim says on Kevin’s blog, “…it took a bit of deliberating, across time zones, provinces and continents, but we are delighted to revealย theย winner of the Shadow Giller.”

Pop over to Kevin’s blog to find out which book we chose to be our winner, and how we arrived at our decision. Then be sure to check back after November 7th to find out if the real Giller jury agrees with us!

Which would you like to see win the prize?


14 thoughts on “2016 Shadow Giller Winner

  1. Poppy Peacock says:

    Interesting because I haven’t read any of them but from all your reviews (and Kim’s) it’s The Party Wall I most want to read so based on that guess I’might hoping it wins… but of course that could completely change if/shenanigans I read them all. ๐Ÿ˜

  2. Jessie May Keller says:

    Party Wall is waiting for me at my library….I requested it earlier after reading reviews…..looking forward to a good read.

  3. FictionFan says:

    Intriguing choice! I still love the cover but the idea of interlinked stories didn’t appeal much to me – oddly, since when I think about it, I loved Rebecca Burn’s The Settling Earth which sounds as if it has a similar format, though in a very different setting (early settlers in New Zealand). It’ll be interesting to see if The Party Wall wins…

    • Naomi says:

      It *will* be interesting! I do like all of them, though, so I won’t be too crushed if they choose a different book.
      The Party Wall may not be for everyone, but it is just so well done. And if you loved a book similar to it… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. The Cue Card says:

    Nice going! Looks like your vote put Leroux over the top for the Shadow Giller. I will definitely check it out now! I have not read these nominees yet, but if I had to guess I am thinking they will give the Giller to Thien on Nov. 7 since it’s been in the news the most. But I trust you that Leroux’s could be better. thx for your tips on these

    • Naomi says:

      As I said in another comment – The Party Wall may not be for everyone, or the most popular, but in my opinion, it’s the best book. I personally loved it. I hope you get a chance to check it out!
      Thanks for following along and commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Read Diverse Books says:

    How cool! I’m currently reading a collection of interlinked stories as well. I must say, this is my favorite kind of collection. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope you are correct in your deliberation. I will check back tomorrow!

    • Naomi says:

      I also hope we have a match, but if not, all the other books are also great. All of them deserve to be read by lots of people!
      Thanks for following along. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. TJ @ MyBookStrings says:

    I did not see this decision coming. ๐Ÿ™‚ My bet would have been on one of the other books, except for The Wonder. Let’s see how the official jury decides. It’s been fun to read all of the reviews!

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