Literary Awards Hangover: 2015 Edition

November 12, 2015

Another year, another slew of awards, another night of regrets crawling into bed with books you barely know. With ties draped around our necks and neglected mascara gone semi-permanent, we bring you our favourite column on our worst feeling: the literary award hangover. Last year, we paired each shortlisted nominee of the Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Giller Prize with what to read next; this year, we slept late, slept AGAIN in whatever filthy combination of foodstuffs “breakfast poutine” is, and then came up with this infographic that will helpfully point you to your next two reads, based on your favourite nominee, as soon as you’re feeling you can brave the day.

*NOTE: While we didn’t feature the Governor General’s Awards in this round of hungovery-goodness, we highly recommend you head to our Book List of all the nominated titles from the GG’s, the Writers’ Trust, and the Giller that All Lit Up is so proud to host on our pages this year.

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Another year, another slew of awards, another night of regrets crawling into bed with books you barely know. With ties draped around our necks and neglected mascara gone semi-permanent, we bring you our favourite column on our worst feeling: the literary award hangover. Last year, we paired each shortlisted nominee of the Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Giller Prize with  what to read next; this year, we slept late, slept AGAIN in whatever filthy combination of foodstuffs “breakfast poutine” is, and then came up with this infographic that will helpfully point you to your next two reads, based on your favourite nominee, as soon as you’re feeling you can brave the day.

*NOTE: While we didn’t feature the Governor General’s Awards in this round of hungovery-goodness, we highly recommend you head to our Book List of all the nominated titles from the GG’s, the Writers’ Trust, and the Giller that All Lit Up is so proud to host on our pages this year.

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INDEX

Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

WINNER: Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis (Coach House Books) 

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NOMINEE: His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay (McClelland & Stewart)

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NOMINEE: Red Jacket by Pamela Mordecai (TAP Books)

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NOMINEE: Confidence by Russell Smith (Biblioasis) 

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NOMINEE: The Jaguar’s Children by John Vaillant (Knopf Canada)

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize

WINNER (again!!!): Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis (Coach House Books) 

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NOMINEE: Arvida by Samuel Archibald, translated by Donald Winkler (Biblioasis) 

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NOMINEE: Outline by Rachel Cusk (Harper Perennial)

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NOMINEE: Daydreams of Angels by Heather O’Neill (HarperCollins Publishers)

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NOMINEE: Martin John by Anakana Schofield (Biblioasis) 

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