Coach House author Suzette Mayr gets 2011 Giller Nomination
The Scotiabank Giller longlist is now up on the interwebs, and we're delighted to report that Suzette Mayr's Monoceros is among the chosen books. Monoceros offers a multi-vocal look at a high school community responding to the suicide of a gay teenager within its midst. The novel is commendable for its sensitivity, its mastery of collective narration, and its piercing look at the tensions between public and private identity
Congratulations Suzette. Beautifully done!
Other 2011 longlist picks from the independent publisher sector include Suzsi Gartner's Better Living Through Plastic Explosives, Clarke Blais's The Meagre Tarmac, and Esi Edugyan's Half-Blood Blues.
To see the full Giller longlist, click here.