Journalist Linden MacIntyre was the surprise winner of Canada’s Giller Prize last night for his novel THE BISHOP’S MAN–the second in a planned trilogy–about corruption in the Catholic Church. Random House Canada controls world rights, and as best we could determine this morning US rights have not been sold yet (though that will likely change soon). Ron Eckel is still handling rights through Random House Canada (in advance of their announced rights sales outsourcing deal). MacIntyre’s primary agents are Don Sedgwick and Shaun Bradley at Transatlantic Literary Agency.
The Asian American Literary Award in fiction has gone to Jhumpa Lahiri for her short story collection, UNACCUSTOMED EARTH, with Leslie Chang taking the nonfiction award for FACTORY GIRLS: From Village to City in a Changing China.