Former NMA winners land on Giller shortlist

Zsuzsi Gartner, who won the 2005 Silver National Magazine Award for Fiction (“Investment Results May Vary,” Vancouver Review), has been named to the shortlist for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel, Better Living Through Plastic Explosives.

Fellow Giller nominee David Bezmozgis (tapped for his novel The Free World) also won a Silver National Magazine Award for Fiction, in 2003 for “Minyan” in Prairie Fire. Also on the Giller shortlist for his latest book The Cat’s TableMichael Ondaatje has twice won a Gold National Magazine Award in the Poetry category (1979 and 1981). For a complete list of nominations and wins, visit the NMA Winners Archive.

The 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize will be announced on November 8, 2011.

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