Tag Archives: Scotiabank Giller Prize

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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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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92. The Best Kind of People (Zoe Whitall)

After all the excitement of The Art of Leadership Conference, I have taken a break in my postings about this event and finished reading my second book from the Scotiabank Giller Prize short-list.  Reading Zoe Whittall’s book The Best Kind of People … Continue reading

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90. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Mona Awad)

As part of the lead up to the 2016 Giller Prize announcement, my goal is to read the short-list of 6 books before the winner is announced November 7, 2016.  This prize, originally began in 1994 and was started by Jack Rabinovitch to honour … Continue reading

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