Winners and Losers

first-place-ribbon-icon-4-228x300It’s been a month of winners here in literarylandia. Book awards left, right and center. And as in most competitions, when there are winners, there are also losers. While this does make me pause to ask Should writing be a competitive sport?, I am also happy to look beyond the top podium spot to the rest of the field.

So here is the list of awards, winners, and also-mentioneds. Follow the links in the titles to place a hold on them at your library.

Scotiabank Giller Prize

Winner:
Andre Alexis for Fifteen Dogs

Shortlisted:

 

Evergreen Award

Winner:
Richard Wagamese for Medicine Walk

Shortlisted:

Writer’s Trust of Canada Award:

Fiction Winner:
Andre Alexis for Fifteen Dogs

Shortlisted:


Nonfiction Winner:
Rosemary Sullivan for Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva

Shortlisted:

 

National Book Award

Fiction Winner:
Adam Johnson for Fortune Smiles: Stories

Finalists:


Nonfiction Winner :

Ta-Nehisi Coates for Between the World and Me

Finalists:

  • Sally Mann for Hold Still
  • Sy Montgomery for The Soul of an Octopus
  • Carla Power for If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran
  • Tracy K. Smith for Ordinary Light