Congratulations to author Susan Perly for being longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel DEATH VALLEY published by Wolsak and Wynn.
The long-list nominations were selected by a five-member jury panel featuring Canadian writers Lawrence Hill, Jeet Heer, and Kathleen Winter; British author Samantha Harvey; and Scottish writer Alan Warner. The Giller Prize shortlist will be announced Sept. 26, and the award ceremony will broadcast on Nov. 7.
For more information visit: http://www.scotiabankgillerprize.ca/the-scotiabank-giller-prize-presents-its-2016-longlist/.
About the Book
Legendary war photographer Vivienne Pink has five days to photograph servicemen about to deploy for active combat. Racing to meet her deadline she heads to Las Vegas where she’ll capture images of men who may die the next day – and where she’ll confront an abuser from her past to force a reckoning. Accompanied by her husband, a celebrated novelist, and her best friend, a former CIA spook, Vivienne heads out into the Nevada desert in search of adrenaline, vengeance and the perfect shot. Told in a vivid, hallucinogenic realism, Death Valley is a sexy, fast-paced tale that’s part Pynchon, part Tarantino and so radioactive you’ll need a Geiger counter.