Tag Archives: Scotiabank Giller Prize

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 Williams 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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97. Yiddish for Pirates (Gary Barwin)

“Hello?  If you want the story of a life, don’t wait for your alter maker old gramps over there to wake up.  Maybe he’ll never wake.  But me?  Listen to my words.  They tell some story.  Because I remember.  Sometimes … 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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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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