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2012 GG Shortlist

Fiction

Tamas Dobozy, Kitchener, Ont., Siege 13
(Thomas Allen Publishers, a division of Thomas Allen & Son; distributed by the publisher)

Robert Hough, Toronto, Dr. Brinkley’s Tower
(House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada)

Vincent Lam, Toronto, The Headmaster’s Wager
(Doubleday Canada, a division of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher)

Carrie Snyder, Waterloo, Ont., The Juliet Stories
(House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada)

Linda Spalding, Toronto, The Purchase
(McClelland & Stewart, a division of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher)

Poetry

Julie Bruck, San Francisco, Calif. (originally from Montreal),
Monkey Ranch
(Brick Books; distributed by LitDistCo)

David McGimpsey, Montreal, Li’l Bastard
(Coach House Books; distributed by LitDistCo)

A. F. Moritz, Toronto, The New Measures
(House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada)

Lisa Pasold, Toronto, Any Bright Horse
(Frontenac House; distributed by Alpine Book Peddlers)

James Pollock, Madison, Wis. (originally from Southern Ontario), Sailing to Babylon
(Able Muse Press; distributed by Ingram Book Company)

Drama

Catherine Banks, Sambro, N.S., It is Solved by Walking
(Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press)

Trina Davies, Vancouver, The Romeo Initiative
(Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press)

Karen Hines, Calgary, Drama: Pilot Episode
(Coach House Books; distributed by LitDistCo)

Cathy Ostlere and Dennis Garnhum, Calgary, Lost: A Memoir
(Scirocco Drama, an imprint of J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing; distributed by University of Toronto Press)

Anusree Roy, Toronto, Brothel #9
(Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press)

Non-fiction

Nahlah Ayed, Toronto, A Thousand Farewells:
A Reporter’s Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring
(Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group Canada; distributed by the publisher)

Carol Bishop-Gwyn, Toronto, The Pursuit of Perfection:
A Life of Celia Franca
(Cormorant Books; distributed by Thomas Allen & Son)

Wade Davis, Vancouver, Into the Silence:
The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
(Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher)

Ross King, Woodstock, U.K. (originally from North Portal, Sask.), Leonardo and the Last Supper
(Bond Street Books, an imprint of Doubleday Canada; distributed by Random House of Canada)

Noah Richler, Toronto,
What We Talk About When We Talk About War
(Goose Lane Editions; distributed by University of Toronto Press)

Children’s Literature — Text

Rachel Hartman, Vancouver, Seraphina
(Doubleday Canada, an imprint of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher)

Deborah Kerbel, Thornhill, Ont., Under the Moon
(Dancing Cat Books, an imprint of Cormorant Books; distributed by Thomas Allen & Son)

Susin Nielsen, Vancouver, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
(Tundra Books, an imprint of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher)

Judd Palmer, Victoria, B.C., The Umbrella
(Bayeux Arts; distributed by Literary Press Group of Canada)

Allan Stratton, Toronto, The Grave Robber’s Apprentice
(HarperCollins Publishers; distributed by the publisher)

Children’s Literature — Illustration

Isabelle Arsenault, Montreal, Virginia Wolf, text by Kyo Maclear
(Kids Can Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press)

Renné Benoit, St. Thomas, Ont., Big City Bees,
text by Maggie de Vries
(Greystone Books, an imprint of D&M Publishers; distributed by HarperCollins Canada)

Jon Klassen, Los Angeles (originally from Niagara Falls, Ont.),
House Held Up by Trees, text by Ted Kooser
(Candlewick Press; distributed by Random House of Canada)

David Parkins, Lansdowne, Ont.,
In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps it Up, text by Monica Kullin
(Tundra Books; distributed by Random House of Canada)

Barbara Reid, Toronto, Picture a Tree, text by Barbara Reid
(North Winds Press, an imprint of Scholastic Canada; distributed by the publisher)

Translation – French to English

Sheila Fischman, Montreal, Ru
(Random House Canada; distributed by Random House of Canada)
English translation of Ru by Kim Thúy (Éditions Libre Expression, Groupe Librex, a Quebecor Media company)

Michael Gilson, Saint-Lambert, Que., Mafia Inc.: The Long, Bloody Reign of Canada’s Sicilian Clan
(Random House Canada; distributed by Random House of Canada)
English translation of Mafia inc. Grandeur et misère du clan sicilien au Quebec by André Cédilot and André Noël (Éditions de l’Homme, a division of Sogides Group, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media)

John Murrell, Calgary, The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs & Thinking of Yu
(Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press)
English translation of La petite pièce en haut de l’escalier and
Je pense à Yu, suivi de Entrefilet by Carole Fréchette (Leméac Éditeurs / Actes Sud)

Nigel Spencer, Montreal, Mai at the Predators’ Ball
(House of Anansi Press; distributed by HarperCollins Canada)
English translation of Mai au bal des prédateurs by Marie-Claire Blais (Les Éditions du Boréal)

Shelley Tepperman, Montreal, The List
(Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press)
English translation of La liste by Jennifer Tremblay (Les Éditions de la Bagnole)

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