Daily Archives: October 7, 2009

The 2009 Giller Prize Longlist is worth a look

The Giller Prize short list was announced this week. Among other things, the chattering classes were talking about Margaret Atwood being left off said list. Whatever.

What is noteworthy is that on the Giller Prize web site is also the long list. I think this is good, because anything on such a long list (be it for the Giller Prize or the Booker Prize or any other major prize) would be worth paying attention to. I wish more organizations would share their long list. For if you don’t like those works on the short list, there is likely something on the long list that makes you think: that is something I want to read. Something like Atwood’s new book, for instance.

For great Canadian literature, check out The Giller Prize web site.


No, it’s not entries to the Turner prize. It’s (regr)etsy.com!

While etsy.com has many wonderful creations on it available for purchase, not everything is all that desirable. (Exhibit A: fish in a squirrel suit…I mean, really, who thinks this is good?) Along comes Regretsy. Regretsy picks out the best of the worst for your viewing pleasure. I like how they titled their blog: Regretsy – Handmade? It looks like you made it with your feet.

Go see. And if you do purchase something they mock…well, I don’t want to know. 🙂

Thanks to giselaj for this