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The Mistress of Nothing shortlisted in Canadian prize

16th November 2009

A UK-based academic is 'excited' to be nominated for a prestigious Canadian fiction prize.

Kate Pullinger, a reader in creative writing and new media at De Montfort University, has been shortlisted in the Canada Council for the Arts' 2009 Governor General's Literary Awards for her novel The Mistress of Nothing.

Recognising English and French-language fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and children's literature, the prize rewards each category's winner with CAD 25,000 (GBP 14,200) and a specially-bound copy of their book.

Pullinger said it is an honour to be one of the five authors shortlisted from 1,541 submissions and described it as a 'privilege' to be placed alongside writers such as Alice Munro.

'It took me a dozen years to write this novel but the story - a doomed Egyptian love affair - wouldn't go away,' she added.

Commenting on The Mistress of Nothing, the assessment committee for the awards described it as 'highly sensual' and said the central character is one of the most 'distinctive and memorable voices in recent literature'.

Other books on the prize's English fiction shortlist include Galore by Michael Crummey, Annabel Lyon's The Golden Mean, Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro and Deborah Willis' Vanishing and Other Stories.

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