2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist

The longlist for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize has been announced recognizing the best in Canadian fiction

From their website:

“These are essential stories.

Each of these novels and story collections offer a glimpse of who we are, who we might be. Whether set in postwar Vienna, or 1970s Montreal, contemporary Afghanistan or Newfoundland, each of these books took us out of ourselves to places that were at times uncomfortable, at times exhilarating. Some of the short stories in these collections exhibit a scope and breadth one would normally associate with a novel; some of the novels on this list have the distilled intensity one expects from short fiction. But all of these books surprised us with their formal rigour, the ferocity of their vision, and their willingness to tell unknown stories in remarkably familiar ways. These thirteen books remind us, once again, of that particular beauty only the written word can realize. This is writing at its finest.”

Going Home Again (M)
by Dennis Bock

The Orenda (M)
by Joseph Boyden

Hellgoing (M)
by Lynn Coady

Cataract City (M)
by Craig Davidson

How to Get Along With Women (M)
by Elisabeth De Mariaffi

Extraordinary (M)
by David Gilmour

Emancipation Day (M)
by Wayne Grady

October 1970 (M)
by Louis Hamelin

The Son of a Certain Woman (M)
by Wayne Johnston

The Woman Upstairs (M)
by Claire Messud

Caught (M)
by Lisa Moore

The Crooked Maid (M)
by Dan Vyleta

Minister Without Portfolio (M)
by Michael Winter 

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