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Thursday, October 07, 2004

THE 2004 GILLER PRIZE ANNOUNCES SHORTLIST

THE 2004 GILLER PRIZE ANNOUNCES SHORTLIST

Canada's Premier Literary Prize for Fiction Names Its Finalists

Toronto, ON - Today, in a morning press conference that drew over 100 media and members of the publishing industry, The Giller Prize announced its 2004 shortlist. Selected by an esteemed jury panel, comprised of authors Charlotte Gray, Alistair MacLeod and M.G. Vassanji, the six finalists were chosen from 94 books submitted for consideration. Those books were submitted by 35 publishers from every region of the country.

The jury named the finalists. They are:

Shauna Singh Baldwin for her novel The Tiger Claw, published by Knopf Canada
Wayson Choy for his novel All That Matters, published by Doubleday Canada
Pauline Holdstock for her novel Beyond Measure, published by Cormorant Books
Alice Munro for her short story collection Runaway, published by McClelland & Stewart/Douglas Gibson Books
Paul Quarrington for his novel Galveston, published by Random House Canada
Miriam Toews for her novel A Complicated Kindness, published by Knopf Canada
Jack Rabinovitch, who founded the Prize in 1994 in memory of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller, also spoke at the press conference. He announced that the awards ceremony will be broadcast live across Canada on CBC Television from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 11th. The finalists will be honoured and a winner announced at a gala black tie dinner and awards ceremony to be held at Toronto’s Four Seasons Hotel.

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