Past Winners and Juries

2013

Jury: Margaret Atwood, Esi Edugyan, Jonathan Lethem

Winner: Lynn Coady, Hellgoing, House of Anansi Press


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2012

Jury: Roddy Doyle, Gary Shteyngart, Anna Porter

Winner:
ferguson-419

419, by Will Ferguson
Viking Canada

 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

  • Will Ferguson, 419, Viking Canada
  • Alix Ohlin, Inside, House of Anansi Press
  • Nancy Richler, The Imposter Bride, HarperCollins
  • Kim Thúy, Ru (translation by Sheila Fischman), Random House Canada
  • Russell Wangersky, Whirl Away, Thomas Allen Publishers

Longlist:

2011

Jury: Howard Norman, Annabel Lyon, Andrew O’Hagan

Winner:

edugyan-halfbloodblues

Half-Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan
Thomas Allen Publishers

 

 

 

 

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Longlist:

2010

Jury: Michael Enright, Claire Messud, Ali Smith

Winner:

skibsrud-sentimentalists

The Sentimentalists, by Johanna Skibsrud
Gaspereau Press

 

 

 

 

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Longlist:

2009

Jury: Russell Banks, Victoria Glendinning, Alistair MacLeod

Winner:

macintyre-bishopsman

The Bishop’s Man, by Linden MacIntyre
Random House Canada
 

 

 

 

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Longlist:

2008

Jury: Margaret Atwood, Bob Rae, Colm Toibin

Winner:

boyden-through-black-spruce

Through Black Spruce, by Joseph Boyden
Viking Canada
 

 

 

 

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Longlist:

2007

Jury: David Bergen, Camilla Gibb, Lorna Goodison

Winner:

hay-late-nights

Late Nights on Air, by Elizabeth Hay
McClelland & Stewart
 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

Longlist:

2006

Jury: Adrienne Clarkson, Alice Munro, Michael Winter

Winner:

lam-bloodletting

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, by Vincent Lam
Doubleday Canada
 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

Longlist:

2005

Jury: Warren Cariou, Elizabeth Hay, Richard B. Wright

Winner:

bergen-time

The Time In Between, by David Bergen
McClelland & Stewart
 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

2004

Jury: M.G. Vassanji, Alistair MacLeod, Charlotte Gray

Winner:

munro-runaway

Runaway, by Alice Munro
McClelland & Stewart / Douglas Gibson Books
 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

2003

Jury: Rosalie Abella, David Staines, Rudy Wiebe

Winner:

vassanji-lall

The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, by M.G. Vassanji
Doubleday Canada
 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

2002

Jury: Barbara Gowdy, Thomas King, W.H. New

Winner:

clarke-hoe

The Polished Hoe, by Austin Clarke
Thomas Allen Publishers
 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

2001

Jury: David Adams Richards, Joan Clark, Robert Fulford

Winner:

wright-callan

Clara Callan, by Richard B. Wright
Harper Flamingo Canada
 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

2000

Jury: Margaret Atwood, Alistair MacLeod, Jane Urquhart

Winners:

ondaatje-anil

Anil’s Ghost, by Michael Ondaatje
McClelland & Stewart
 

 

 

 

richards-mercy

Mercy Among the Children, by David Adams Richards
Doubleday Canada
 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

1999

Jury: Alberto Manguel, Judith Mappin, Nino Ricci

Winner:

burnard-house

A Good House, by Bonnie Burnard
Harper Flamingo Canada
 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

1998

Jury: Margaret Atwood, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Peter Gzowski

Winner:

munro-good-woman

The Love of a Good Woman, by Alice Munro
McClelland & Stewart
 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

1997

Jury: Bonnie Burnard, Mavis Gallant, Peter Gzowski

Winner:

richler-barney

Barney’s Version, by Mordecai Richler
Alfred A. Knopf Canada
 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

1996

Jury: Bonnie Burnard, Carol Shields, David Staines

Winner:

atwood-grace

Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood
Doubleday Canada
 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

1995

Jury: Mordecai Richler, David Staines, Jane Urquhart

Winner:

mistry-balance

A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry
McClelland & Stewart
 

 

 

 

Shortlist:

1994

Jury: Alice Munro, Mordecai Richler, David Staines

Winner:

vassanji-secrets

The Book of Secrets, by M.G. Vassanji
McClelland & Stewart
 

 

 

 

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