"Edmonton author Lynn Coady won the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for the year’s best book of Canadian fiction, besting a varied shortlist made up of familiar names, a past nominee, and an exciting newcomer. Her winning short story collection, Hellgoing, is the follow up to her novel The Antagonist, which was a Giller finalist in 2011. […]
Ms. Coady, the author of five previous books, is one of the most respected younger writers in Canada, and the Giller Prize win will serve only to further establish her reputation.
In his Globe review of Hellgoing, critic Jeet Heer praised Ms. Coady’s stories, and located within them a connection to a particular spiritual background: 'One of the hallmarks of Lynn Coady’s work is her shrewd examination of the underexplored byways of human psychology, including the twisty road that connects a religious upbringing with outré erotic experimentation.'”
— Jared Bland, The Globe and Mail