Category Archives: Giller 2011

Half Blood Blues

Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan. Serpent’s Tail 2011. Sid and Chip grew up together in Baltimore. It was Chip who discovered jazz and introduced Sid to the joy of making music. Chip played the drums while Sid took on … Continue reading

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The Free World

The Free World by David Bezmozgis. HarperCollins 2011. The Free World was shortlisted for both the 2011 Giller Prize and the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award. Set in 1978, The Free World follows the Krasnansky family as they journey from … Continue reading

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The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. Anansi 2011. To my surprise, I loved this book. I say surprise because a western about hired killers isn’t the sort of thing I usually read. However, The Sisters Brothers was nominated for the … Continue reading

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The Cat’s Table

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje. McClelland & Stewart 2011. The Cat’s Table was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize this year. Ondaatje requested that the book be withdrawn from consideration for the Governor General’s Literary Award, saying: ‚ÄúThis was … Continue reading

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