Category Archives: Giller Prize

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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Catherine Leroux – B/W The Pages (Giller) Event

The only translated book on the short-list was The Party Wall, written by Catherine Leroux and translated by Laser Lederhendler.  It is a book that has kept me puzzling over the relationships and time frames of the plot lines and … Continue reading

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Emma Donoghue – B/W the Pages (Giller Prize) Event

Yesterday i had the privilege of hearing Emma Donoghue for the second time.  I had my copy of The Wonder along with my collection of her books (including Room and Slammerkin) signed at the Grimsby Author Series event in September. … Continue reading

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Gary Barwin – B/W the Pages (Giller Prize) Event

Hamilton native and creative writing teacher, author Gary Barwin captivated the audience with his reading which was from the point of view of a parrot (he did point out that he did not look at this event as 5:1 women to … Continue reading

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Mona Awad: B/W The Pages (Giller Prize) Event

Koerner Hall was a beautiful location for the Scotiabank Giller Prize Between the Pages event in Toronto today.  The theatre was packed to capacity and I was privileged to share front row seats with my May Liao, who I have … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Natasha Penney: Between the Pages

I am very pleased to introduce Natasha Penney, a friend from the GoodReads CanadianContent group, to share her post following the Halifax Between the Pages event.  These events are taking place in  Halifax, Vancouver and Toronto and are is part of … Continue reading

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95. The Party Wall (Catherine Leroux)

As the Scotiabank Giller prize announcement looms, I am still reading through the 6 short-listed books.  The Party Wall is my 4th of the 6 books that I am trying to finish before the Monday  November 7th announcement of the winner.  It … Continue reading

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94. The Wonder (Emma Donoghue)

The Wonder has been short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize this year and I have been looking forward to reading it since meeting Emma Donoghue at the Grimsby Author series in September.  I found the topic of fasting girls was unique and … Continue reading

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