Congratulations to Michael Redhill whose book Bellevue Square is the winner of the 2017 Giller Prize!
As many of you may already know, the Shadow Giller also chose Bellevue Square as our winner. If you’re interested in knowing how this came about, visit the home of the Shadow Giller, Kevin from Canada.
For a replay of the Giller event in Toronto and a video of Michael Redhill’s speech, visit CBC Books.
My thoughts on the winner this year: Bellevue Square is an amazing book that hooks you from the first page. The word Kim used in her review of the book is “zinger”, which I think suits it perfectly. However… Son of a Trickster would also have been a wonderful choice. So, please read them both. And while you’re at it, add on Michelle Winters’s debut novel I Am a Truck, which may have been the closest book to my heart on the shortlist this year.
What do you think of the Giller winner this year? Have you read any of the books? Which ones tempt you most?