Anyone read her two books?
The Second Life of Samuel Tyne
Half Blood Blues
The first one is a kind of novel I seldom get past half a dozen pages into: Little plot and it's very dark and it takes place inside the head of one man. In this case, however, she is so good with language that I found it fascinating. I find it incredible that a 30 year old woman is able to write so convincingly from the point of view of a 60 year old man.
Half Blood Bluesis more conventional in that there is actually a plot, but, again, she brings the characters to life in a way that makes me actually care about them. I'm not surprised this book won the Giller. It's great!
I can hardly wait until this young woman publishes another novel.