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Winner of the 2011 Giller Prize
November 8, 2011 8:35 PM   Subscribe

Esi Edugyan wins the Giller Prize, the richest prize for English fiction in Canada ($50,000 to the winner). Those on the shortlist get $5,000 each.
posted by anothermug (15 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
WTF Amazon? The winning book and several runners up are "not available in the United States" if you try to order the Kindle version. You'd better learn Steve Jobs' iTunes lesson quick. If you make content available and easy to get you can mitigate possible piracy.

On reflection I'm sure this is a publishers issue not Amazon, but the same rule applies.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 9:10 PM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


She resides in Victoria! And was introduced by Nelly Furtado, who graduated from my high school. Neat!
posted by KokuRyu at 9:12 PM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Edugyan also teaches in UVic Writing department, where I spent a boozy, baked and wasted youth.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:27 PM on November 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


It just narrowly missed out on the Booker as well, sounds like an interesting book.
posted by Artw at 10:00 PM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Southern Alberta is on a role as of late.
posted by furtive at 11:07 PM on November 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Second place gets a set of steak knives. Third place ...
posted by zippy at 12:18 AM on November 9, 2011


I'm halfway through The Sisters Brothers (see the short list) and it is crazy good. I can't remember the last piece of fiction that captured my attention like this book has.
posted by Brodiggitty at 2:08 AM on November 9, 2011


"Southern Alberta is on a role as of late."

I hear you. They've been acting like an Arab sheikdom.
posted by Mike D at 6:06 AM on November 9, 2011


Second place gets a set of steak knives. Third place ...

A red snapper?
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 7:23 AM on November 9, 2011


WTF Amazon? The winning book and several runners up are "not available in the United States" if you try to order the Kindle version. You'd better learn Steve Jobs' iTunes lesson quick. If you make content available and easy to get you can mitigate possible piracy.


That sound you are not hearing is my geo-restricted due to copyright issues youtube video micro-violin playing.
posted by srboisvert at 8:35 AM on November 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


Sorry to repeat myself. Youtube and Amazon would love to make all the content available to all the people. It is the rights holders who prevent it.

In the case of yt, they tell you who pulled the video or made it unavailable. If you want things to change don't email yt ans amazon, send a message to the rights holders telling them they just lost a sale (amazon) or an opportunity to monetize (yt). Also contact the authors. There are thousands of creators who have no idea that their own publishera are harming them.

In case, I already found alternate sources for some of.these. of i like it i will make sure someone goes to the right people.
posted by Ayn Rand and God at 8:46 AM on November 9, 2011


Man Booker to become more stuffy
posted by Artw at 9:24 AM on November 9, 2011


The CBC article doesn't mention that she was born and raised in Calgary.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 10:28 AM on November 9, 2011


Victoria will gladly claim her as our own.
posted by KokuRyu at 12:07 PM on November 9, 2011


Haha, I know somebody famous!

Now, to beg for handouts!
posted by klanawa at 3:19 PM on November 9, 2011


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