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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 3:09 pm
MacIntyer Wins Giller; “Funny” Winners Announced
Posted by: Courtney Jones

The Bishop’s Man won Linden MacIntyre the $50,000 Giller prize. The other short-listed nominees were:

Fall, by Colin McAdam

The Disappeared, by Kim Echlin

The Winter Vault, by Anne Michaels

In other news, the 2009 Roald Dahl Funny Prize went to Grubtown Tales: Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky, by Philip Ardagh and Mr. Pusskins Best in Show, by Sam Lloyd.

One Response to “MacIntyer Wins Giller; “Funny” Winners Announced”
  1. Ilene Cooper Says:

    Although I love the idea of a Funny Prize, and adore many of Dahl’s books (especially his autobiographies) I found a streak of meanspiritedness in later works that was disconcerting–and not very funny.


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