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Award season updates, Tarantino’s book project, and more: Here’s what you missed in the news this week

And what a week it was.

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Awards season: Carnegie Medals, Governor General’s Literary Awards, and Scotiabank Giller Prize news

The Andrew Carnegie Medals longlist is out

Twenty-four fiction and 25 nonfiction books landed a spot on the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals longlist, the American Library Association announced yesterday. Three finalists in each category will be announced on November 4, with the ultimate winners announced on January 26. 

See the longlist here. 

Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists announced

The Scotiabank Giller Prize, the richest literary award in Canada, announced their 2019 shortlist of six finalists earlier this week – and longlisted author Margaret Atwood wasn’t on the list, which raised a few eyebrows in the literary community. Three of the finalists are previous Giller Prize nominees, while the other half are comprised of an acclaimed poet and two debut novelists.

See the shortlist here.


Governor’s General Awards finalists released

The Canada Council for the Arts announced their finalists for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Awards today. Seventy titles (five in English and five in French for each of seven categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people’s literature – text, young people’s literature – illustration, drama, and translation) made up the official list, with the winners in each language and category set to be released on October 29. Each winner will receive $25,000. 

See the finalists here.