The New Literary Season Is Upon Us (Help!)

“Those of us in the business mostly dread the release of the Scotiabank Giller Prize long list because of whom it will exclude and thus throw deep into the sludge of eternal obscurity. The recent addition of a long list, released weeks before the short list, creates, paradoxically, additional terror because now that almost every novel released in the fall makes it onto the list, the ignominy of exclusion is even more significant.”