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Author Vincent Lam poses for a portrait on Gerrard St. near Toronto's Chinatown East, April 19, 2012.Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

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