Giller Prize Winner Announced

giller prize winnerYesterday, one of Canada’s top literary awards was announced! The ScotiaBank Giller Prize awarded this year’s honour to Lynne Cody for her short story collection ‘Hellgoing.’

The prize, which was established in 1996 in honour of former literary editor Doris Giller, has grown in recent years, increasing the prize to $50,00 and instituting a long list and a short list, the latter of which has a prize amount as well.

Kobo, as usual, was on the ball with this and sent out an email right away promoting the winning book and including links to past winners and to short and long list selections. Those is the US might not realize how dominant a player Kobo is in the non-American market, and it’s always nice to see them promoting local authors.

Enjoy the winning book!

Editor’s Note: Those of us in the U.S. are going to find it difficult to buy the book. It’s not in the U.S. Kobo store, and it’s currently unavailable on Amazon. Territorial restrictions strike again!

 

1 Comment on Giller Prize Winner Announced

  1. Congratulations to Ms. Coady but when are they ever going to get that territory thing worked out?

    Three of five shortlisted books are not yet available digitally in the US. I work in a border town and a co-worker and I both bought basic kindles and we simply trade them so we can read books on the other’s account. That’s how I read Lisa Moore’s book. The co-worker is reading Cataract City right now and she’s telling me I need to read that one too.

    I would have gladly paid for both of these books but now I have no reason to do so. That said, how many of “my” books would my co-worker have purchased if said books were available in Canada? Her choices and prices are much more problematic than mine. It’s just crazy that these restrictions still exist.

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