Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Where are the promising authors?

With everyone pitching in with their own complaint of Giller victimization, isn't it about time for someone to point out the shocking absence of as-of-yet-unpublished authors on the shortlists of all the major book awards?

Since its inception more than ten years ago, the Giller has not been given to a single unpublished novel.

That's a damning statistic. This intolerable situation must be rectified – possibly through some form of government funding. Or perhaps we must all clap louder.

Either way, people in Brooklyn are cooler. And it's all Atwood's fault.

1 comment:

Susan Glickman said...

I'll promise you anything, Nathan. Just review my damn book!