Vincent Lam wins the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize


Vincent Lam has been named the 2006 winner in Canada’s largest annual prize for fiction The Scotiabank Giller Prize.

The Prize awards $40,000 each year to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English and $2,500 to each of the finalists.

Of Vincent Lam’s book, Bloodletting & Miraculous the judges said: “This series of inter-linked stories is a profound and meaningful glimpse into a world which seems on the surface to be purely medical, but leads us into the metaphorical.

“The characters and the situations are unexpectedly bound together and make us, as readers, not just witnesses to, but participants in, the world that has been created for us.”

The five authors and their books made it onto this year’s shortlist were: Rawi Hage for his novel De Niro’s Game, published by House of Anansi Press; Vincent Lam for his short story collection, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, published by Doubleday Canada; Pascale Quiviger for her novel The Perfect Circle, translation by Sheila Fischman, published by Cormorant Books; Gaétan Soucy for his novel The Immaculate Conception, translation by Lazer Lederhendler, published by House of Anansi Press; Carol Windley for her short story collection, Home Schooling, published by Cormorant Books.

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