excellent Canadian fiction
October 5, 2010 5:54 PM   Subscribe

The short list for the 2010 Giller Prize, recognizing the best of Canadian fiction (short stories or novels), has been announced.
posted by anothermug (10 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
"It was a dark and stormy night ... eh?"
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:18 PM on October 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Recognizing the best of Canadian fiction written in english.

Canadian best-ofs that only feature english content, or alleged "national" newspapers that don't publish in la langue du Moliere, are one of this pedants many bete-noires.
posted by docgonzo at 7:32 PM on October 5, 2010


As are omitting the possessive apostrophe. Sigh
posted by docgonzo at 7:33 PM on October 5, 2010


(since we're proofreading: la langue de Moliรจre...
posted by senor biggles at 7:53 PM on October 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


er... ")"
posted by senor biggles at 7:54 PM on October 5, 2010


Augh. This has been a terrible year for lit awards. Booker and Giller both had terrific longlists, then pruned everything good.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 7:59 PM on October 5, 2010


What? No Bruno and Boots?

Gordan Korman?
Anyone?
Sorry. I'll leave now.

posted by bitteroldman at 8:20 PM on October 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Booker and Giller both had terrific longlists, then pruned everything good.

Care to be specific? I hadn't read anything on either long list and would like some recommendations.
posted by bobo123 at 11:15 PM on October 5, 2010


both had terrific longlists, then pruned everything good.

tis a difficult time to be relevant
posted by philip-random at 11:16 PM on October 5, 2010


TBH, I've only heard of one of these, and even then just vaguely.

Reading the descriptions, umm, well, I'm sure they call out to someone. Someone who's not me. Not saying they're not good, just saying I'm unlikely ever to find out for myself.
posted by Capt. Renault at 6:53 AM on October 6, 2010


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