The Giller Prize shortlist is out! The Shadow Jury will be reading and reviewing these books over the course of the next 6 weeks, and will be choosing a shadow winner a few days before the official Giller Prize announcement on November 20th.
Rachel Cusk for her novel Transit, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
My thoughts: Unfortunately I wasn’t a big fan of her last book, Outline, which was up for the Giller in 2015. Maybe I’ll like this one better?
Ed O’Loughlin for his novel Minds of Winter, published by House of Anansi Press
My thoughts: I’m excited to get to this one. I even bought it a while back knowing that there’s Arctic exploration.
Michael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square, published by Doubleday Canada
My thoughts: I hadn’t heard of Michael Redhill before this book came out, but his books seem to be well liked. So my expectations are high.
Eden Robinson for her novel Son of a Trickster, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada
My thoughts: This is another one that I already own, with the intention of having had it read by now. Well, this gives me a nice little push, doesn’t it? It’ll be my first Eden Robinson, even though Monkey Beach has been on my list for years.
Michelle Winters for her novel I Am a Truck, published by Invisible Publishing
My thoughts: I think I’m most excited for this one. It seemed to have come out of nowhere (which I love), and it’s always exciting for me to see an Atlantic Canadian on the list!
Have you read any of these? Are there any here that you think shouldn’t be? Any that should be, but aren’t? Thoughts? Predictions?