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Atwood and Echlin make Scotiabank Giller longlist

22nd September 2009

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood has made it on to this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize alongside 12 titles including Kim Echlin's novel The Disappeared.

Other novels that have made this year's list include Claire Holden Rothman's The Heart Specialist, Paulette Jiles' The Colour of Lighting and Linden MacIntyre's The Bishop's Man.

Commenting on their choice, the jury said in a statement: 'We were particularly impressed by the authors' broad and deep visions of society and their profound affection for humanity and the natural world.

'Equally impressive is their imaginative engagement with history, from that of ancient Greece to yesterday's breaking news, and even in a few cases, to the history of a dystopian future.'

Among this year's judging panel are UK author of Vita, Victoria Glendinning, and Canadian author of No Great Mischief, Alistair MacLeod.

The shortlist will be announced on October 6th in Toronto, Canada, with the winner due to be unveiled at a black-tie dinner and awards ceremony at Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel on November 10th.

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