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Canadians on the Frank O'Connor Longlist

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This prestigious international short story award is the single biggest prize in the world for a collection of short stories. It is worth €25,000 to the winning author of a collection of short stories published for the first time, in English anywhere in the world. Here are the Canadian finalists. Two Canadian finalists are not in our database: Susie Moloney's Things Withered and Matthew Johnson's Irregular Verbs.
Red Girl Rat Boy

Red Girl Rat Boy

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tagged : literary

A Quill & Quire Best Book of the Year

A Globe & Mail Best Short Fiction Title

A National Post Best Short Fiction Title

A January Magazine Best Book of the Year

Shortlisted for the 2014 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

"Complicated, passionate, genuine."- Chatelaine

Women. Young women, old women. The hair-obsessed, the politically driven, the sure-footed, the bony-butted, the awkward and compulsive and alone. Sleep-deprived and testy. Exhausted and accepting. Among the innumerablewives, husbands, sisters, a …

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Novelists

Novelists

edition:Paperback
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"Fans of satirical fiction will love this . . . impeccably researched and unflinchingly intelligent."- National Post

"Boyko's style takes some getting used to in these days of sparseness and minimalism, but then it all makes sense."- Los Angeles Review of Books

Novelists: the soul of an age, certainly. Brilliant? Perhaps. Yet aren't they also doddering, petulant, pedantic, knockkneed, skittish, and thunderingly insecure-resentful, awkward, annoying-demanding, deluded, and vexingly indifferent to …

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Paradise and Elsewhere

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Nominated for the 2014 Giller Prize

The rubble of an ancient civilization. A village in a valley from which no one comes or goes. A forest of mother-trees, whispering to each other through their roots; a lakeside lighthouse where a girl slips into human skin as lightly as an otter into water; a desert settlement where there was no conflict, before she came; or the town of Wantwick, ruled by a soothsayer, where tourists lose everything they have. These are the places where things begin. &nbsp New …

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