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Bibliography for Esi Edugyan

Literary Awards

Half-Blood Blues  won of the following prizes:

  • 2011  Scotiabank Giller Prize
  • 2012  Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
  • 2012  Anistfield-Wolf Book Award
  • 2013  Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

It was shortlisted for:

  • 2011  Man Booker Prize
  • 2012  Orange Prize for Fiction
  • 2012  Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

It was a finalist for:

  • 2011  Governor General’s Award for Fiction
  • 2011  Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize
  • 2014  CBC  Canada Reads Prize


The Second Life of Samuel Tyne.  Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.

Half-Blood Blues. Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2011.

Dreaming of Elsewhere: Observations on Home. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2014.

Short Stories included in:

Oates, Joyce Carol. Ed. Best New American Voices 2003. New York: Harcourt Brace, 2003.

Nurse, Donna Bailey. Ed. Revival: An Anthology of Black Canadian Writing. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2006.

There are a number of books review on Edugyan’s novels in the Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, Huffington Post and other publications. Some can be located online.

Literary Studies of Edugyan's Works

Cuder-Dominguez, Pilar. "Transnational Memory and Haunted Black Geography: Esi Edugyan's The Second Life of Samuel Tyne." in Canadian Literature and Cultural Memory. eds. Cynthia Sugars and Eleanor Ty. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Updated April 01 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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