Esi Edugyan Takes Home 2011 Giller Prize

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The CBC invited me to participate in the Giller chat this evening from 7–10 and it was my pleasure, even more fun than I had anticipated. Discussion was mostly focused and everyone remained cool (I’ve seen some heated awards talks!). The shortlisted books on the menu tonight were: David Bezmozgis’s The Free World Lynn Coady’s The Antagonist Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers Zsuzsi Gartner’s Better Living Through Plastic Explosives Esi Edugyan’s Half-Blood Blues  Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table While I have read only two and a half books on the shortlist…read more