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Ondaatje stepped aside for Governor General’s shortlist


Author Michael Ondaatje asked for his latest novel, The Cat’s Table, to not considered for this year’s Governor General’s Award – Canada’s big literary prize – because he’s won it three times already and has no more room in his downstairs toilet to house any more trophies, reports the Quill & Quire blog.

He’s not the first famous Canadian author to give other writers a chance to win a major award – the two grand ladies of Canuck literature Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood have both ruled themselves out of the running for the Giller Prize in the past.

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