Turning aside from that Giller sideshow, in other literary award news, Biblioasis has released the shortlist for the 2009 Metcalf-Rooke Award:
Laura Boudreau. A Cat Starving Its Way Through Winter (Short Fiction)
Daniel Griffin. Stopping for Strangers (Short Fiction)
Lauro Palomba. Measuring Spoons (Novel)
A. J. Somerset. Combat Camera (Novel)
Cathy Stonehouse. Something About the Animals (Short Fiction)
I’m gonna go have me a Scotch.
The major question now is, what to wear to the gala?