Sunday, October 23, 2016

Winners and Short Lists for the 2016 Giller Prize and the Governor General's Awards

Update: And the winner of both the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Award for fiction is Madeleine Thien for Do Not Say We Have Nothing.

And the Governor General's Award for young people's books, went to Martine Leavitt for Calvin (published by Groundwood Books / House of Anansi PressFor information about submitting to Groundwood Books, see here). For the full list of the 2016 winners of a GG, see here.

Note: If anyone wants to review any of the books shortlisted for either a Giller Prize or a Governor General's Award, I'd be pleased to post it. More generally, Quick Brown Fox welcomes your reviews of books and movies or whatever else catches your eye. Details here. Read how to write a book review (or any kind of review) here. ~Brian

The short lists for the 2016 Giller Prize and the 2016 Governor General’s Awards were recently announced. Two novels made both lists: Yiddish for Pirates by Gary Barwin and Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien.  So I guess, for now, these are the hot books of the season. But let’s see who actually wins…

Here’s the short list for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize:
Mona Awad for her novel 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, published by Penguin Canada
Gary Barwin for his novel Yiddish for Pirates, published by Random House Canada
Emma Donoghue for her novel The Wonder, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Catherine Leroux for her novel The Party Wall, published by Biblioasis International Translation Series, translated by Lazer Lederhendler. For information about submitting to Biblioasis, see here.
Madeleine Thien for her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada
Zoe Whittall for her novel The Best Kind of People, published by House of Anansi Press. For information about submitting to Anansi, see here.  

And here are two of the short lists for the 2016 Governor General’s Prize:

For fiction:
Gary Barwin for his novel Yiddish for Pirates, published by Random House Canada
Anosh Irani for The Parcel, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada (a Penguin Random House Canada imprint)
Kerry Lee Powell for Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush, published byHarperCollins
Madeleine Thien for Do Not Say We Have Nothing, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada / Penguin Random House Canada
Katherena Vermette for The Break, published by House of Anansi Press. For information about submitting to Anansi, see here

For Young People’s Books (text – there’s a separate illustrations prize):
Mikaela Everett for The Unquiet, Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins
E.K. Johnston for A Thousand Nights, Hyperion / Disney Book Group
Trilby Kent for Once in a Town Called Moth, Tundra Books / Penguin Random House Canada For information about submitting to Tundra Books, see here.
Martine Leavitt for Calvin, published by Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press. For information about submitting to Groundwood Books, see here.  
Tim Wynne-Jones for The Emperor of Any Place, Candlewick Press
See the full list of nominees for the GG’s here.

Literary Agent Martha Webb of
the McDermid Agency 
Brian Henry will lead How to Get Published workshops on Saturday,  October 29, in Caledon, at the Bolton Public Library, with Martha Web of the McDermid Agency (see here) and Saturday, January 28, 2017, in Toronto with Stacey Donaghy of the Donaghy Agency (see here). 
     Note: If you're looking at this posting after January 2017, check out current How to Get Published workshops here (and scroll down).

Then on Saturday, November 19, Brian will lead a Writing for Children and for Young Adults workshop in Mississauga with Anne Shone, senior editor, Scholastic Books as his guest speaker (see here). 
     Note: If you're looking at this posting after Nov 19, 2016, check out current Writing for Children & for Young Adult workshops and weekly Writing Kid Lit courses here (and scroll down).

To register or for details, email: brianhenry@sympatico.ca

But the best way of getting your manuscript ready for publication, may be with a weekly writing course. Come the new year, a full slate of classes will be offered: (See details of all six here.)
Exploring Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Jan 26 – March 30, Burlington
Writing Personal Stories, Tursday mornings, Feb 9 – March 30, Oakville. Details here.
Intermediate Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, Jan 18 - March 22, Burlington. Details here.
Intermediate Creative Writing, Thursday evenings,Jan 19 – March 23, Georgetown.  Details here.
Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, Jan 25 – March 28, Burlington. Details to come.
Extreme Creative Writing, Wednesday afternoons,Jan 25 - March 15, Burlington
To reserve a spot or for more details, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Brian Henry also has a number of other workshops coming up soon: Writing and Revising, Saturday, Nov 5, in Midland (see here), How to Write Great Characters, Saturday, Nov 12, in Barrie (see here), and Writing Your Life and Other Personal Stories, Saturday, Dec 3, in Oakville (see here).

To register of for more information for any of the above, emailbrianhenry@sympatico.ca 

Read reviews of Brian’s courses and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, St. John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.


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