Book awards! They’ve been dropping like leaves from trees and I’ve been walking, head down into the wind, kicking acronyms right and left.  I mean this figuratively, of course.

I just returned from a walk in the woods, literally, and decided to curl up in front of the fireplace with some cocoa and a laptop.  My afternoon project, to rake up these book awards and find out the what’s-what and the who’s-who of it all — from winners to judges.

 

Governor General’s Award

Scotiabank Giller Prize

Man Booker Prize

Rogers Writer’s Trust Fiction

Winners

2013:

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Colin McAdam

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Awarded for:  luminaries imagesCAD1BV3W  hellgoing  luminaries imagesCAD1BV3W  a beautiful truth imagesCANW72FR
Awarded to: The year’s best English-language and the best French-language book in each of the seven categories. The year’s best Canadian fiction novel or short story collection. The year’s best Canadian fiction

*There is also a Man Booker International Prize.

The year’s best Canadian fiction novel or short story collection

* Writer’s Trust also gives out nine other awards annually.

Eligibility: Eligibility Guidelines

“… must have been writ-ten, translated or illustra-ted by Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (they do not need to be residing in Canada). 

Self published books are ineligible 

Eligibility Guidelines  

Must be a first edition full length novel or short story collection written by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada Must be written in English 

Self published books are ineligible

Eligibility Guidelines

Must be a first edition full length novel written by a citizen of the Common-wealth or Republic of Ireland, published in the United Kingdom. Must be an original work in English (not a translation) 

Self published books are ineligible

Eligibility Guidelines

Writers must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. (Canadian writers living overseas are eligible.)

Self published books are ineligible 

Judging:

A jury of fellow authors, translators and illustrators, makes the final selection in each category.

A panel of three celebrated Canadian authors

“… judges are chosen from a wide range of disciplines, including critics, writers and academics, but also poets, politicians and actors, all with a passion for quality fiction.”

“An Author’s Committee composed of writers from across the country recommends writers” to fill a three member, independent judging panel

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