Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Late Nights on Air

The pundits were right this year - Elizabeth Hay won the 2007 Giller Prize for her novel, Late Nights on Air. While some stuck to predicting a win for the heavyweights - Ondaatje and Vassanji - the heavy betting was on Hay. There seemed to be a consensus in the air that it was Hay's time.

Late Nights on Air is Hay's third novel, following Garbo Laughs (2003) and A Student of Weather (2000). The Library also has her acclaimed 1997 story collection, Small Change.
News reports on the Giller can be found here:
  • Globe & Mail
  • CBC
  • Toronto Star - includes a sidebar on the rather odd quixotic protest by Margaret Atwood. She and her husband brought their own box dinners to the Giller ceremony to protest the host hotel, The Four Seasons, and its "role in a massive resort development in Grenada that threatens an endangered species: the Grenada dove".


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