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In today's episode Steph and Candice take on the topic of awards and what purpose they serve to the industry. You can find a complete list of the 2015 Governor General's Awards, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize's 2015 long list and short list online to choose some books to pick up for the holidays. The winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, Marlon James with A Brief History of Seven Killings , is strongly recommended by the lovely book sellers in the store. You might remember earlier this year when the Hugo Awards were handed out. There was some controversy over it and give some thought to whether they were right to handle it how they did.
See our cinema calendar for the full list of films playing this month, including films mentioned He Named Me Malala, The Reflektor Tapes, Blue Velvet and Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
Some other upcoming events with The Bookshelf include: Margaret Atwood reading and signing on November25th at War Memorial Hall. Tickets are $8. If you're a member or a student, tickets are $6. Save $3 on either ticket with the purchase of Atwood's new book, The Heart Goes Last.
Emily Richards book launch of her cookbook Per La Famiglia on November 17th in the eBar.
Are you taking part in NaNoWriMo? Join other writers in The Writing Room every Monday from 9am to 12pm in the eBar.
Books discussed in this episode: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry , The War of Art by Steven Pressfield , The 52 Lists by Moorea Seal , The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood , Per La Famiglia by Emily Richards
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