Wednesday, September 28, 2011 |
Some younger, lesser known writers are making a big impression on this season's literary awards.
It was recently announced that Esi Edugyan (Half-Blood Blues), Patrick deWitt (The Sisters Brothers), Michael Christie (The Beggar's Garden), Clark Blaise (The Meagre Tarmac) and Dan Vyleta (The Quiet Twin) are finalists for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Blaise is the only veteran writer on the list.
Edugyan, deWitt, Christie and Blaise are also in the running for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, competing against established authors like Michael Ondaatje and Guy Vanderhaeghe.
In the video clip below, CBC's Jelena Adzic takes a closer look at the literary prize contenders.