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Congratulations to the winner of the inaugural Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize, the richest prize for Non-Fiction in Canada:

Charles Foran for Mordecai: The Life & Times

The winner of the $60,000 prize was announced October 25 - for more information visit the Writers' Trust website.

Also among the finalists was Richard Gwyn for Nation Maker:
Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times



The Sense of an Ending

Congratulations to Julian Barnes, winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for his novel, The Sense of an Ending!

Dame Stella Rimington, Chair of the 2011 judges, commented, "Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending has the markings of a classic of English Literature. It is exquisitely written, subtly plotted and reveals new depths with each reading."

The winner of the £50,000 prize was announced on October 18 - visit themanbookerprize.com for more information.



Congratulations to Michael Ondaatje who has been shortlisted for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his latest novel, The Cat's Table!

The winner will be announced on November 8 - visit scotiabankgillerprize.ca for more information.



CBC's Canada Reads: True Stories Top 40 books have been revealed! Among the nominees on the list are:

Baltimore's Mansion by Wayne Johnston
Burmese Lessons by Karen Connelly
Down to This by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall
Mordecai by Charles Foran
A Place Within by M.G. Vassanji
Shake Hands with the Devil by Roméo Dallaire
Through the Glass by Shannon Moroney
Two Generals by Scott Chantler

The full list can be found on the CBC website at www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads. Visit the site to vote for your top 5 before midnight on Oct. 30!


Congratulations to our nominees for the Governor General's Literary Awards!

FICTION:
Marina Endicott for The Little Shadows
Alexi Zentner for Touch

NONFICTION:

Charles Foran for Mordecai: The Life & Times
Richard Gwyn for Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times
JJ Lee for The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit

POETRY:
Susan Musgrave for Origami Dove

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE - Text:
Christopher Moore for From Then to Now: A Short History of the World
Tim Wynne-Jones for Blink & Caution

TRANSLATION – French to English:
Lazer Lederhendler for Apocalypse for Beginners by Nicolas Dickner

The winners will be announced on November 15 at 10 am in Toronto. Visit the Canada Council website for more information.