Category Archives: Giller Prize

Scotiabank Giller Prize Books

Thanks for the Scotiabank Giller Prize group which has donated a complete set of the 2017 short listed books to the Franklin Street Little Free Library!  These books can be enjoyed by our community and will be greatly appreciated! Please … Continue reading

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Michael Redhill: Grimsby Author Series

Now that my book review posts are all caught up, I have a number of events to write.  It seems totally appropriate that I add a post about the September evening, at the Grimsby Author Series, when Michael Redhill inspired … Continue reading

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93. Transit (Rachel Cusk)

Transit was the 4th book from the Scotiabank Giller Prize short-list.  It is the second book in a trilogy including Outline which I reviewed recently.  I really wanted to enjoy this book but struggled to retain focus.  Every time that … Continue reading

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90. Bellevue Square (Michael Redhill)

As readers of this blog know, I am very excited about the Scotiabank Giller Prize event.  As part of my preparation for attending the Between the Pages Event  (held in Toronto November 6th), I have been reading through the short-listed … Continue reading

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Between the Pages Scotiabank Giller Prize Event

It was a fantastic evening with Rachel Cusk, Ed O’Loughlin, Michael Redhill, Eden Robinson and Michelle Winters at the Scotiabank Between the Pages Giller Prize event.  Koerner Hall was packed with book lovers, anxious to hear about the novels and … Continue reading

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87. Outline (Rachel Cusk)

In preparation to read Transit (as part of my Giller short-list reading), I chose to read Outline, the the first book of what will be a trilogy.  It is a unique book, that reads like a series of linked short stories … Continue reading

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84. I am a Truck (Michelle Winters)

As we get ready to celebrate the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner, I am reading my way through the short-list including:  Son of a Trickster (Eden Robinson, who I had the privilege to meet at a Laurier event in February), Transit … Continue reading

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Scotiabank Giller Prize Wrap Up

Congratulations to Madeleine Thien who has won the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  This premier award for Canadian literature was initiated in 1994 by Jack Rabinovitch to honour his late wife, Doris Giller.  In 2005 the award became the  Scotiabank  Giller Prize, the richest Canadian literary … Continue reading

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Madeleine Thien – B/W The Pages (Giller) Event

By now everyone knows that Madeleine Thien has won the prestigious 2017 Giller Prize!  Congratulations! I have been privileged to meet this writer of beautiful prose twice and when I sit down to read Do Not Say We Have Nothing … Continue reading

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Zoe Whittall – B/W the Pages (Giller) Event

Zoe Whitall, the author of The Best Kind of People was the final reader and treated the audience to the opening chapter of her book.  Her book shares the feelings of a family in turmoil once the husband/father is arrested for … Continue reading

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