"This year's literary-awards season begins in earnest on Monday (September 20), when the longlist for the Sociatabank Giller Prize, as it is now known, is revealed. This will be followed closely by the announcement of the finalists for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the shortlist for the Govenror General's Literary Award. These Big Three fiction prizes will all be awarded in November. . . .
"These days, at book launches and publishing parties, when talk turns (as it inevitably does) to which novels should be nominated for the major prizes, these are the books I mention (in order of their illustrations at right):"
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