Johanna Skibsrud, author of The Sentimentalists,
winner of the 2010 Giller Prize
David Bezmogzis for The Free World (HarperCollins)
Lynn Coady for The Antagonist (House of Anansi Press)
Patrick deWitt for The Sisters Brothers (House of Anansi Press)
Esi Edugyan for Half-Blood Blues (Thomas Allen Publishers)
Zsuzsi Gartner for Better Living Through Plastic Explosives (Hamish Hamilton Canada)
and Michael Ondaatje for The Cat's Table (McClelland & Stewart).
You can read the full annnouncement, with links to excerpts from each book here. The winner will be announced on November 8. In the meanwhile, Quick Brown Fox would welcome reviews of any of these books.
See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.