September 21, 2009 (Toronto, ON) – The 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury today announced its longlist of books in the running for this year’s prize.
Celebrated American novelist and short story writer Russell Banks, acclaimed UK author and journalist Victoria Glendinning, and distinguished Canadian writer and professor, Alistair MacLeod made up the 2009 jury. Two thousand and nine marks the sixteenth year of the prize.
From a highly competitive field, the Scotiabank Giller jury has selected the following titles for this year’s longlist:
Martha Baillie for her novel The Incident Report, published by Pedlar Press
Kim Echlin for her novel The Disappeared, published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Canada
Claire Holden Rothman for her novel The Heart Specialist, published by Cormorant Books
Paulette Jiles for her novel The Colour Of Lighting, published by HarperCollins Publishers
Jeanette Lynes for her novel The Factory Voice, published by Coteau Books
Annabel Lyon for her novel The Golden Mean, published by Random House Canada
Linden MacIntyre for his novel The Bishop’s Man, published by Random House Canada
Colin McAdam for his novel Fall, published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Canada
Anne Michaels for her novel The Winter Vault, published by McClelland & Stewart
Shani Mootoo for her novel Valmiki’s Daughter, published by House of Anansi Press
Kate Pullinger for her novel The Mistress Of Nothing, published by McArthur & Company