Scotia Giller: Johanna Skibrud, The Sentimentalists
Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize: Emma Donoghue, Room
Governor General Award for Fiction: Dianne Warren, Cool Water
This blog celebrates Canada`s nod towards its writers with the reposting of the following portfolio from Wagner who concludes these reports with Lessons of the Book Prize Season.
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The Governor General Award
The Rogers Writers`Trust Prize
The Scotia Giller Award
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The National Post came out earlier with its predictions, which also confirmed the disappointments of Star`s Wagner and critics of the awards.
Of curious interest was the shuttting out of the Man Booker awardees from the winner`s ring, except for Donoghue who won the Writer`s Trust Prize.
(See earlier blog post on Giller`s long list which ignored Philippine-born Montreal writer Miguel Syjuco`s Ilustrado, an earlier favorite according to Wagner.)
For a list of prize winners, check the Governor General`s Awards website at canadacouncil.ca(slash)prizes(slash)ggla.