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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Two BC Writers on Giller Longlist

Two BC authors appear on this year's Giller Longlist, just released. David Chariandry, who is listed for his first novel, Soucouyant (Arsenal), is a lecturer at Simon Fraser University. Claire Mulligan, who is listed for her rollicking tale of the BC gold rush, The Reckoning of Boston Jim, lives in the US now but came originally from BC.

2007 long list includes:
David Chariandy, Soucouyant.
Sharon English, Zero Gravity.
Barbara Gowdy, Helpless.
Elizabeth Hay, Late Nights on Air.
Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes.
Paulette Jiles, Stormy Weather.
D.R. MacDonald, Lauchlin of the Bad Heart.
Claire Mulligan,The Reckoning of Boston Jim.
Mary Novik, Conceit.
Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero.
Daniel Poliquin, A Secret Between Us.
M.G. Vassanji, The Assassin's Song.
Michael Winter, The Architects Are Here.
Richard Wright, October.
Alissa York, Effigy.
Author and 2005 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner David Bergen, writer Camilla Gibb, and poet and artist Lorna Goodison are the 2007 jury.


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