Good luck to Dundurn's People's Giller authors

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Good luck to Dundurn's People's Giller authors

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You can help the Scotiabank Giller Prize select the titles for the longlist: http://www.scotiabankgillerprize.com/canlit2011.html Best of luck to Dundurn authors Lou Allin, Brenda Chapman, Farzana Doctor, Jill Downie, Don Easton, Barbra Fradkin, C.B. Forrest, d leonard freeston, Kenneth J. Harvey, John Moss, and Gregor Robinson, all of whom appear on the Scotiabank Giller prize website, the first step to making the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, shortlist, and ultimately winning the coveted Giller Prize. Before we run out to buy a case of celebratory champagne, Scotiabank Giller prize cautains gentle readers that these books qualify to be submitted to, or called in by the jury. In other words this is just the first of many steps, but you can help make the jury's job easier by suggesting your favorite author at the above link. What a great pedigree of CanLit writers, at Dundurn and at all the other hard working Canadian publishing houses.

Gregor Robinson

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Gregor Robinson

Gregor Robinson previously published a short story collection (The Dream King) and a novel (Hotel Paradiso) and has had plays produced at the Toronto Fringe in 2006 and 2009. He has been nominated for the Journey Prize three times and has had mystery stories nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, and the National Magazine Award. He lives in Toronto.

John Moss

Posted by KathrynB on December 6, 2014
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John Moss

John Moss is the author of two dozen books, including Invisible Among the Ruins and Being Fiction, a collection short stories. His Quin and Morgan mysteries explore the breadth of a full life and its inevitably awkward end. Moss is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He lives in Peterborough, Ontario.

d leonard freeston

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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d leonard freeston

d leonard freeston has worked as a rock and jazz critic, a mycologist, a rock drummer, a recording engineer, a merchant seaman, a carnival barker, and a zookeeper. Some years ago he wrote an enthusiastically received play called Birth Rite, using the pseudonym Eliot Carroll. freeston lives in Montreal.

Barbara Fradkin

Posted by KathrynB on December 6, 2014
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Barbara Fradkin

Barbara Fradkin is a retired psychologist who is fascinated with why people turn bad. She has written numerous short stories and novellas as well as the critically acclaimed Inspector Green novels. Two of these, Fifth Son and Honour Among Men, have won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. She lives in Ottawa.

C.B. Forrest

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

C.B. Forrest

C.B. Forrest's first literary crime novel, The Weight of Stones, was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. His second McKelvey novel, Slow Recoil, was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Jill Downie

Posted by KathrynB on October 30, 2014
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Jill Downie

Jill Downie is the winner of the Drummer General's Award for A Passionate Pen and the Hamilton and Region Arts Council Literary Award for Non-Fiction for Storming the Castle. The first title in the Moretti and Falla series, Daggers and Men’s Smiles, was published in 2011. The second, A Grave Waiting, followed in 2012. Jill lives in Ancaster, Ontario.

Farzana Doctor

Posted by KathrynB on December 6, 2014
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Farzana Doctor

Farzana Doctor is the author of Stealing Nasreen and Six Metres of Pavement, which won the 2012 Lambda Literary Award and was short-listed for the Toronto Book Award. Farzana is one of CBC Books’ Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read Now and the recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Grant. She co-curates the Brockton Writers Series and lives in Toronto.

Lou Allin

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Lou Allin

Lou Allin is the author of two series, the Holly Martin Mysteries and the Belle Palmer Mysteries. After teaching for many years at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario, she now lives near Sooke on Vancouver Island.