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Giller Nominee Patrick deWitt Wins Writers' Trust Fiction Award


Patrick deWitt's novel The Sisters Brothers is evidently rather good, not only has it been picked up by John C. Reilly's production company (and he'll star in the movie), it's garnered much critical praise. It's been nominated for the Man Booker Prize, the Governer General's Literary Award and the Giller Prize, while last night deWitt was awarded the $25,000 Writers' Trust Fiction Award by CBC's Shelagh Rogers, reports CBC News.

The Sisters Brothers are two henchman in Western America, and this is their darkly comedic story from the 1850s. Of it, David Wroblewski of the New York Times said this:

"A gorgeous, wise, riveting work of, among other things, cowboy noir...Honestly, I can't recall ever being this fond of a pair of psychopaths."

Find out if Patrick deWitt can repeat this feat on Tuesday (November 8) - CBC are broadcasting the Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala live on Bold from 9pm, and it will be rebroadcast at 11.05pm on CBC TV.



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