N.L. author Lisa Moore on shortlist for $50,000 Giller Prize

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Lisa Moore

Lynn Coady and Lisa Moore have once again made the short list for the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Moore of St. John’s, N.L., has been recognized for her novel “Caught” after having previously earned a nod for her 2002 compendium “Open,” while Edmonton’s Coady has been nominated for her short story collection “Hellgoing” two years after she was a contender for “The Antagonist.”

Rounding out the list of Giller finalists are Toronto’s Dennis Bock, up for his novel “Going Home Again,” fellow Toronto native Craig Davidson for his novel “Cataract City” and Edmonton’s Dan Vyleta for his novel “The Crooked Maid.”

Toronto writer David Gilmour didn’t manage the leap from the Giller long list to short list. He recently made headlines when he told Random House of Canada’s online magazine Hazlitt he’s “not interested in teaching books by women.”

A jury of former Giller winner Esi Edugyan, CanLit legend Margaret Atwood and American author Jonathan Lethem culled the short list from a 13-entry long list, which had been narrowed from a broader field of 147 books submitted by 61 publishers.

The winner will be unveiled at a Nov. 5 gala in Toronto.

Organizations: Scotiabank, Random House of Canada

Geographic location: Toronto, Edmonton

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