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Further success for 2011 Man Booker Prize shortlsted Canadians

Further success for 2011 Man Booker Prize shortlsted Canadians

We are delighted that two of our 2011 Man Booker Prize For Fiction shortlisted writers, Esi Edugyan and Patrick deWitt have also been shortlisted for three more literary awards.

First presented in 1997, The Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize is a Canadian literary award presented by Rogers Communications and the Writers' Trust of Canada, with the winner to be announced on the 1 November.

The Scotiabank Giller Prize, or Giller Prize, is a literary award given to a Canadian author of a novel or short story published in English. The prize was established as the Giller Prize in 1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife Doris Giller, a former literary editor at the Toronto Star, and this year will be awarded on 8 November.

And lastly, to conclude Esi Edugyan and Patrick deWitt's quartet of award nominations is the Governor General's Literary Award, with the winner to be announced on 15 November. It is a collection of awards presented by the Governor General of Canada, marking distinction in a number of academic, artistic and social fields. The first was in 1937 by Lord Tweedsmuir, a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction who created the Governor General's Literary Award, and successive Governor Generals have followed suit.

Esi Edugyan, Man Booker Prize
Esi Edugyan, Man Booker Prize