Former Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Vincent Lam has been shortlisted for the $25,000 Governor General’s Literary Awards for his novel The Headmaster’s Wager.
Others who made the cut include Tamas Dobozy of Kitchener, Ont., for Siege 13 and Toronto’s Robert Hough for Dr. Brinkley’s Tower.
Rounding out the list was Carrie Snyder of Waterloo, Ont., for The Juliet Stories and Toronto’s Linda Spalding for The Purchase.
Lam, a Toronto emergency room doctor, won the 2006 Giller for Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures.
Finalists for the Governor General’s non-fiction prizes include CBC reporter Nahlah Ayed and writer Noah Richler.
The English-language Governor General's literary awards nominees
Tamas Dobozy, Siege 13
Robert Hough, Dr. Brinkley’s Tower
Vincent Lam, The Headmaster’s Wager
Carrie Snyder, The Juliet Stories
Linda Spalding, The Purchase
Julie Bruck, Monkey Ranch
David McGimpsey, Li’l Bastard
A. F. Moritz, The New Measures
Lisa Pasold, Any Bright Horse
James Pollock, Sailing to Babylon
Catherine Banks, It is Solved by Walking
Trina Davies, The Romeo Initiative
Karen Hines, Drama: Pilot Episode
Cathy Ostlere & Dennis Garnhum, Lost: A Memoir
Anusree Roy, Brothel #9
Nahlah Ayed, A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter’s Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring
Carol Bishop-Gwyn, The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca
Wade Davis, Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Ross King, Leonardo and the Last Supper
Noah Richler, What We Talk About When We Talk About War