2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner

The Shadow Jury's winner: (my review) The Real 2016 Giller Winner: (my review) My thoughts: Do Not Say We Have Nothing is a beautiful book and a deserving winner of the Giller Prize. To hear Madeleine Thien's acceptance speech or to watch the entire program, visit CBC Books. Congratulations to the winner Madeleine Thein, and to all … Continue reading 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner

Shadow Giller: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Do Not Say We Have Nothing is all over the internet right now, perhaps due to its spot as a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, and more recently it has become the 2016 winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction. Because of all the already-existing fabulous reviews that abound I'm going to try … Continue reading Shadow Giller: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Shadow Giller: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad

There was always that shadowy twin, thin when I was fat, fat when I was thin, myself in silvery negative, with dark teeth and shining white pupils glowing in that black sunlight of another world.  --Margaret Atwood What Mona Awad does so well in this book is to put us inside the head of a woman with … Continue reading Shadow Giller: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad

Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush by Kerry Lee Powell

Willem de Kooning's Paintbrush was longlisted for the Giller Prize, is a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards. So, of course I had to read it. As I have mentioned before, I prefer novels to short stories. However, short stories have their place in … Continue reading Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush by Kerry Lee Powell