Tuesday 7 April 2009

The Griffin Prize Presents the Shortlists of Pure Love and Awesomeness!

The Canadian Shortlist

Kevin Connolly

House of Anansi Press

Crabwise to the Hounds
Jeramy Dodds

Coach House Books

The Sentinel
A. F. Moritz

House of Anansi Press

The International Shortlist

The Lost Leader
Mick Imlah

Faber and Faber

Life on Earth
Derek Mahon

Gallery Press

Rising, Falling, Hovering
C. D. Wright

Copper Canyon Press

Primitive Mentor
Dean Young

University of Pittsburgh Press

I really believe this might be the one of the strongest overall shortlists in the history of the prize. I don't have a beef with any of the inclusions. The readings are going to be great!

Here are my predictions:

Canadian: A.F. Moritz

International: C.D. Wright

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