Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Verdict is In

Well, my prediction was way off. Linden MacIntyre won this year's Scotiabank Giller Award for his novel The Bishop's Man.

Set in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the novel tells the story of a priest who has been assigned the job of keeping knowledge of church-related sex-scandals from spreading. Although its relevance to the story of the Antigonish priest recently charged with possession of child pornography makes the novel topical, the story was obviously written before that story broke.

To read the Globe and Mail's coverage of the awards gala, click here.


  1. "it's relevance"?

    It's a little difficult to take a writer seriously when she mixes up elements of basic grammar - especially when citing "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" among her favourite reads.

  2. Thanks for pointing that out - it has been fixed. Sometimes even a careful writer makes a mistake. It is nice to know, though, that someone is reading critically enough to notice (and report) a typo.

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