It’s been a couple of weeks since the big Scotiabank Giller Prize announcement, and I am behind on my wrap-up post for this event. So, if you’re sick of hearing about the Giller Prize by now, by all means, tune out. However, because I have done this the past two years on my blog, I would really like to keep it consistent. (For myself… because I’m funny that way.)
In case you don’t follow Kevin from Canada’s blog, where we announce our shadow winners, I like to mention it here as well…
Congratulations to Songs for the Cold of Heart by Eric Dupont for winning the Shadow Giller Prize! We all scored this book the highest. If you want more detail on how we went about it, visit Kevin’s blog.
The big question is, did the official jury agree with us? No, they didn’t.
Congratulations to Washington Black by Esi Edugyan for winning the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize! Also an excellent book and worthy of the prize.
If you would like to watch it for yourself, you can find it here – the full gala, hosted by Rick Mercer.
And, of course, you can visit the Scotiabank Giller Prize site for information on the finalists, the longlisted books and authors, the jurors, as well as past nominees, winners, and jurors.
One more thing… Marcie did a bang-up job writing about the good and the ugly of the Giller list, or any literary prize list for that matter. Go read it! Then tell us what you think about literary prizes.
What do you think of the Giller winner this year?