Annabel Lyon, C. S. Richardson among 13 authors on Giller long list
Annabel Lyon poses for photographs with her book "The Golden Mean" at the Giller Prize gala in Toronto on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)
Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012 11:10AM EDT
TORONTO -- Former Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Annabel Lyon is among the nominees for this year's award.
The British Columbia-based author is on the long list of 13 titles for "The Sweet Girl" (Random House Canada), the follow-up to "The Golden Mean," which was shortlisted for the Giller and won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2009.
Other authors on the Giller long list announced Tuesday include Regina native C. S. Richardson, winner of the 2008 regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize and vice-president and creative director at Random House of Canada.
He's a nominee for his novel "The Emperor of Paris" (Doubleday Canada).
Montreal-based Kim Thuy is a nominee for her debut novel, "Ru" (Random House Canada), which is translated by Sheila Fischman from the original French version that won a 2010 Governor General's Literary Award.
Two-time Commonwealth Writers' Prize finalist Robert Hough of Toronto is in the running for his novel "Dr. Brinkley's Tower" (House of Anansi Press).
And fellow Commonwealth prize finalist Russell Wangersky, a Halifax native who made the Giller long list in 2006, gets another shot at the honour with his short story collection "Whirl Away" (Thomas Allen Publishers).
The Giller long list also includes Calgary's Will Ferguson for "419" (Viking Canada), Toronto-based journalist and author Katrina Onstad for "Everybody Has Everything" (McClelland & Stewart), and Nancy Richler of Montreal with "The Imposter Bride" (HarperCollins Canada).
The list is rounded out by: Montreal native Alix Ohlin's "Inside" (House of Anansi Press); Vancouver native Marjorie Celona for her debut novel "Y" (Hamish Hamilton Canada); Vancouver-based Billie Livingston for "One Good Hustle" (Random House Canada); Montreal native Lauren B. Davis for "Our Daily Bread" (HarperCollins Canada); and Toronto's Cary Fagan for his short story collection, "My Life Among the Apes" (Cormorant Books).
Now into its 19th year, the Giller is one of Canada's most distinguished literary awards, offering $50,000 to the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English.
This year's jury included novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter Roddy Doyle; novelist Gary Shteyngart; and Anna Porter, author and founder of Key Porter Books.
They read 142 works of fiction submitted by 50 publishers from across Canada.