Thursday, January 15, 2009

Giller Prize Project

The Giller Prize, founded in 1994, is a literary prize which recognizes excellence in Canadian fiction in long format or short stories. The largest annual prize for fiction in the country, the Scotiabank Giller Prize awards $50,000 to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English and $5,000 to each of the finalists.

Below is a complete list of all winners, shortlists, and longlists (available since 2006) by year, with those I've completed highlighted in red or linked to reviews.

The Sentimentalist***+ by Johanna Skibsrud (Winner)
The Matter With Morris**** by David Bergen
Light Lifting by Alexander MacLeod
This Cake is for the Party by Sarah Selecky
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Player One by Douglas Coupland
Cities of Refuge by Michael Helm
The Debba****+ by Avner Mandelman
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
Lemon by Cordelia Strube
Curiosity by Joan Thomas
Santuary Line***+ by Jane Urquhart
Cool Water by Dianne Warren

The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre (Winner)
The Golden Mean****+ by Annabel Lyon
Fall by Colin McAdam 
The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels


The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
The Incident Report by Martha Baillie
The Heart Specialist by Claire Holden Rothman
The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles
The Factory Voice by Jeanette Lynes
Valmiki's Daughter by Shani Mootoo
The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger
Through Black Spruce***** by Joseph Boyden (Winner)
Barnacle Love by Anthony De Sa
Good to a Fault**** by Marina Endicott
Cockroach by Rawi Hage
The Boys in the Trees***** by Mary Swan
The Lost Highway by David Adams Richards
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donaghue
The Retreat by David Bergen
The Cellist of Sarajevo***** by Steven Galloway
Red Dog, Red Dog by Patrick Lane
More by Austin Clarke
The Withdrawal Method by Pasha Malla
Blackstrap Hawkco by Kenneth J. Harvey
The Ravine by Paul Quarrington
Origin of the Species by Nino Ricci
* Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay (Winner)

* Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
* A Secret Between Us by Daniel Poliquin
* The Assassin's Song by M. G. Vassanji
* Effigy by Alissa York
Conceit by Mary Novik
Helpless by Barbara Gowdy
Soucouyant by David Chariandy
Zero Gravity by Sharon English
The Book of Negroes by Austin Clarke
Stormy Weather by Paulette Jiles
Lauchlin of the Bad Heart by D. R. MacDonald
The Reckoning of Boston Jim by Claire Mulligan
The Architects are Here by Michael Winter
October by Richard B. Wright
* Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam (Winner)
* De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage
* The Perfect Circle by Pascale Quiviger
* The Immaculate Conception by Gaetan Soucy
* Home Schooling by Carol Windley
The Friends of meager Fortune by David Adams Richard
Pleased to meet You by Carole Anderson

The Garneau Block by Todd Babiak
Governor of the Northern Province by Randy Boyagoda
jPod by Douglas Coupland
The Famished Lover by Alan Cumyn
Inside by Kenneth J. Harvey
The Custodian of Paradise by Wayne Johnston
Stolen by Annette Lapointe
The Hour of Bad Decisions by Russell Wangersky
* The Time In Between by David Berger (Winner)

* Luck by Joan Barfoot
* Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
* Alligator by Lisa Moore
* A Wall of Light by Edeet Ravel
* Runaway by Alice Munro (Winner)

* The Tiger Claw by Shauna Singh Baldwin
* All That Matters by Wayson Choy
* Beyond Measure by Pauline Holdstock
* Galveston by Paul Quarrington
* A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
* The In-Between World of Vikram Lall by M. G. Vassanji (Winner)

* Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
* The Island Walkers by John Bemrose
* Kilter: 55 Fictions by John Gould
* The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
* The Polished Hoe by Austin Clarke (winner)

* Mount Appetite by Bill Gaston
* The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston
* Open by Lisa Moore
* Unless by Carol Shields
* Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright (Winner)

* The Russlander by Sandra Birdsell
* River Thieves by Michael Crummey
* Martin Sloane by Michael Redhill
* Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor
* The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart
* Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards (Winner)

* Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje (winner)
* Burridge Unbound by Alan Cumyn
* A Student of Weather by Elizabeth Hay
* Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
* The Trade by Fred Stenson
* A Good House by Bonnie Burnard (Winner)

* Pilgrim by Timothy Findley
* Am I Disturbing You by Anne Hebert
* The Mark of the Angel by Nancy Huston
* Summer Gone by David MacFarlane
* The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro (Winner)

* Childhood by Andre Alexis
* A Recipe for Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
* The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy
* The Healer by Greg Hollingshead
* The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston
* Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler (Winner)

* The Projectionist by Michael Helm
* Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
* Where She Has Gone by Nino Ricci
* Larry's Party by Carol Shields
* Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (Winner)

* The Cure for Death by Lightening by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
* Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
* Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
* The Englishman's Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe
* A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (Winner)

* The Piano Man's Daughter by Timothy Findley
* Mister Sandman by Barbara Gowdy
* Like This by Leo McKay Jr.
* The Age of Longing by Richard B. Wright
* The Book of Secrets by M. G. Vassanji (Winner)

* Casino and Other Stories by Bonnie Burnard
* What You Need by Eliza Clark
* Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
* The Museum of Love by Steve Weiner

If you've read any of these titles, tell us what you think or leave a review link. I'd love to read them.

1 comment:

  1. This is something I've had in the back of my mind to do for a while as well. Read all the Giller winners and shortlisted books, that is. I really should try to fit some of them in this year.



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