Book Award News

The Ontario Library Association has announced the nominees for this year’s Forest of Reading. You can find the lists here. I have to say that after reading and reviewing all the nonfiction titles for the Red Maple, it is exciting to finally be able to see the list in print and know that soon kids across the province will be reading the books our committee chose. Personally, I’m about to start reading Megan Crewe’s The Way We Fall, which is nominated for the White Pine Award.

The short list for the Scotiabank Giller Prize was released October 1st. You can check out the nominees here. So far the only book I have read is Nancy Richler’s The Imposter Bride, which I stayed up later than I should have to finish last night and hope to find time to review soon.

The winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize was announced today. Hilary Mantel won for Bringing Up The Bodies, a sequel to Wolf Hall, which won the award in 2009. Given my love of novels and TV shows set in Tudor England I am surprised I have not read these books yet. Guess I’ve got some more titles to add to my perpetually expanding “to be read” list!

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