Dream Sequence (Biblioasis) by Adam Foulds is nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Adam is the son-in-law of the late founder of The Bookmark in Charlottetown, Rodney Jones (Adam’s wife, Charla, is Rodney’s daughter).
In Dream Sequence Henry Banks, star of the UK’s most popular television series, has higher aspirations, ones befitting of his talent: a serious film career, beginning with a role in a brilliant Spanish director’s next movie. To make the jump to the big screen, he’ll have to remake himself in more than one way. But as he runs his morning miles and scrutinizes his changing physique in the mirror, he doesn’t know that he’s not alone in his obsession—Kristin, an unstable American fan, has her own lofty ambitions. Dream Sequence is a depiction of psychological damage and the unsettling consequences of fame.
Adam Foulds is a poet and novelist from London, England, now resident in Toronto. He has been the recipient ofthe Sunday Times Young Writer Of The Year, the Costa Poetry Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the South Bank Show Prize for Literature, the E. M. Forster Award, the Encore Award, and European Union Prize For Literature. His 2009 novel, The Quickening Maze, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.