Tagged: Giller Prize (3)

The Unthinking: der Giller Part Two

The thing about getting nominated for a major award but not really getting nominated is the potential of it. The glimpse it affords to the other side. Being longlisted for anything is like the Pluto of nominations. One day you’re a planet and the next day you’re not. You’re not even considered a planet anymore. […]

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der Giller

You don’t write to be loved. Or remembered. Or compensated. I mean, all of those things are nice, but that’s not why you write. It is not a career one recommends too often if your goal is wealth. Or simplicity. Congratulations @arjunbasu! Waiting for the Man, is on the #GillerPrize longlist: http://t.co/amyfbUDoPv pic.twitter.com/QN2BvT5q5z — CBC Books […]

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So You Want To Be Cool?

The Giller Prize longlist was announced today. I’m on it. It was announced in Montreal. My son goes to school across the street from where it was announced. I am in a hotel room in Anaheim, California. My phone started buzzing. I was on the list for Canada’s richest literary prize. My reaction? I did […]

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