Posted on October 14, 2011 by Christopher Thrall

University of Alberta Augustana Campus creative writing professor Marina Endicott has been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction for her new novel, The Little Shadows.

University of Alberta Augustana Campus creative writing professor Marina Endicott has been shortlisted for the 75th Anniversary edition of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction for her new novel, The Little Shadows. The book revolves around three sisters who become Vaudeville singers following the death of their father, and how they navigate through life and the little shadows that hide behind the curtain.

Also on the shortlist is David Bezmozgis for The Free World; Patrick deWitt for The Sisters Brothers; Esi Edugyan for Half-Blood Blues: A Novel; and Alexi Zentneror Touch.

Endicott’s last novel, Good to a Fault, won the 2009 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, Canada and the Caribbean, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize.

The Governor General’s Literary Awards are worth $25,000 each. The winners will be announced Tuesday, Nov. 15.


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