The 2009 Man Booker Prize Winner… & My Apologies to Canada

So Hilary Mantel won the Booker Prize…   I don’t think that came as a big surprise to anyone who has been reading the press for her novel Wolf Hall.  Or kept an eye on the Bookies.  I’m just thrilled because it means I can put aside The Children’s Book without guilt (or with less guilt) and admit defeat… at least for now.

And I almost forgot about the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist which was announced today…

  • The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre
  • The Disappeared by Kim Echlin
  • Fall by Colin McAdam
  • The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
  • The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels

I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t read any of these books and I’m not familiar with any of the authors.  But my review of Amphibian goes up tomorrow… so perhaps my support of another Canadian author will make up for my neglect.


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