Spain Remembers

Spain Remembers

Friday, December 21, 2007

Winner of Contest for Late Nights on Air by Elizabth Hay

WINNER ANNOUNCED. The winner of the draw for the Giller Prize winning novel. Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay is Peggy Lauzon. Congratulations Peggy! The winning name was drawn on December 20 by Danelle Muckle of the Kaministiquia writing group.

In order to enter the draw, you had to name a favourite Canadian work of fiction. Some of the picks were: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (entered by Sarah Eckler), Lullabies for Little Criminals (entered Gwen O’Reilly, Betsy Martin and others), The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphries(Chris MacDonald), A Student of Weather by Elizabeth Hay (Jacqueline D’Acre), Three Day Road by Joseph Boydon (Ted Fryia), Almost Japanese by Sarah Sheard (Peggy Lauzon), How I Spent my Summer Holidays by W.O. Mitchell, (Erin Stewart), Tamarind Men by Anita Rau Badami (Northshorewoman).

Other Canadian favourites were The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy, The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson, The Stone Angel by Margaret Lawrence, Honour the Sun by Ruby Slipperjack, Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, The English Patient by Michael Ondaaje, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, Tuppenence to Cross the Mersey by ?, The Josephine B. series by Sandra Gulland, The Village of Small Houses by Ian Ferguson, Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy, Dead Dog Café by Thomas King, anything by Alice Munro, anything by Seymour Blicker, Stone Diaries by Carol Shields (2 votes), Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell, and, of course, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.

Thanks to all who entered. Stay tuned for the next draw after Christmas.

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