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Gabrielle Roy Prize shortlist revealed

The Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures has announced the shortlists for the 2011 Gabrielle Roy Prize, honouring the best works of Canadian literary criticism published in English and French.

The finalists were selected by David Creelman, professor at University of New Brunswick Saint John; Carrie Dawson, professor at Dalhousie University; and Cynthia Sugars, professor at University of Ottawa.

This year’s English-language shortlist is:

  • Brian Busby, A Gentleman of Pleasure: One Life of John Glassco, Poet, Memorist, Translator, and Pornographer (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
  • Alan Filewod, Committing Theatre: Theatre Radicalism and Political Intervention in Canada (Between the Lines)
  • Sophie McCall, First Person Plural: Aboriginal Storytelling and the Ethics of Collaborative Authorship (University of British Colombia Press)
  • Herb Wyile, Anne of Tim Hortons: Globalization and the Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature (Wilfrid Laurier University Press)

The winners will be announced May 26 at the Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures annual conference, held in Waterloo, Ontario.