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 19th.
Patrick deWitt for his novel French Exit, published by House of Anansi Press
My Thoughts: I’m looking forward to this one – I haven’t read one of his books since The Sisters Brothers.
Eric Dupont for his novel Songs for the Cold of Heart, translated by Peter McCambridge, published by QC Fiction, an imprint of Baraka Books
My Thoughts: I might be most intrigued by this one. I love seeing small publishers represented.
Esi Edugyan for her novel Washington Black, published by Patrick Crean Editions, an imprint of HarperCollins Canada
My Thoughts: It was not a surprise to see this one on the list – it’s also a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. (And I love the octopus on the cover!)
Thea Lim for her novel An Ocean of Minutes, published by Viking Canada
My Thoughts: Flu pandemic and time travel? This sounds like fun!
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?