Canadian Alice Munroe has just won this year’s Nobel Prize for literature, based on her lifetime of work.
Other literary luminaries were honoured this week, also.
The Quebec Writers Federation Literary Awards announced its shortlist, recognizing English-language writing in Quebec. For the Translation Prize: The Major Verbs by Pierre Nepveu, translated by Donald Winkler. For Fiction: Bone And Bread by Saleema Nawaz; World Of Glass by Jocelyne Dubois; Beach Reading by Lorne Elliott.
For non-fiction: The Book Of Immortality by Adam Leith Gollner; Shelagh Plunkett for The Water Here Is Never Blue (also nominated for First Book); Maximilian Forte for Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa. First Book: The Barista And I, by Andrew Szymanski; The Girls of Piazza d’Amore by Connie Guzzo-McParland. In Poetry: Conjure by Peter Dubé; Ken Howe for The Civic-Mindedness of Trees; Mia Anderson for The Sunrise Liturgy: A Poem Sequence.
The Giller Prize shortlist was also announced. The finalists are: Dennis Bock for the novel Going Home Again; Lynn Coady for the short story collection Hellgoing; Craig Davidson for the novel Cataract City; Lisa Moore for the novel Caught; Dan Vyleta for the novel The Crooked Maid.
– Oct. 10, 2013