Highlights/Giller

Arts and Entertainment

Richest Canadian literary prize awarded to Michael Redhill

At a lavish gala in Toronto, an emotional Michael Redhill accepted the Giller Prize saying: “For the people in my life, thank you for accepting me for the deranged person that I am.” He won $100,000 for his novel called» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

A dozen books nominated for prestigious prize

The Scotiabank Giller Prize judges have released the long list of 12 books eligible to win the $100,000 first prize or the $10,000 awarded for each book that will make the short list. ‘Global perspectives’ cited by judges In a» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

‘Fifteen Dogs’ wins top literary prize

André Alexis has won the Giller Prize worth $100,000 for his novel called Fifteen Dogs published by Coach House Books. The novel is about canines gifted by gods with human traits. Jury members praised it as an “insightful and philosophical medication» 

Arts and Entertainment

Lynn Coady’s short stories win $50K Giller fiction prize

“Hellgoing“, a short story collection by Lynn Coady, has won Canada’s prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize, the largest cash award for literature in the country. “I can’t express how honoured I am to play even the smallest part in such an inspiring event,”» 

Arts and Entertainment

Five authors on shortlist for Canada’s $50K Giller fiction prize

Five Canadian authors are now on the shortlist for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize. The names were announced at a press conference Tuesday morning (October 8) in Toronto. The award recognizes excellence in Canadian fiction – long format or short»