The 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize has just announced its longlist.
The finalists were chosen by a jury starring novelists Roddy Doyle, Gary Shteyngart and author and publisher Anna Porter.
Here’s how they described the titles of 2012: “The language of these books – some lyrical, others earthy, or soulful, dramatic, hushed, or loud – invites you to share stories you will want to follow til the last word. We know they will stay with you, as they have stayed with us.”
The 2012 longlist:
Marjorie Celona, Y
Lauren Davis, Our Daily Bread
Cary Fagan, My Life Among the Apes
Will Ferguson, 419
Robert Hough, Dr. Brinkley’s Tower
Billie Livingston, One Good Hustle
Annabel Lyon, The Sweet Girl
Alix Ohlin, Inside
Katrina Onstad, Everybody Has Everything
CS Richardson, The Emperor of Paris
Nancy Richler, The Imposter Bride
Kim Thuy, Ru
Russell Wangersky, Whirl Away
The shortlist will be revealed Oct. 1 in Toronto.