‘Time for the thrillah at the Gillah’

The Maclean’s Guide to the Gillers: Photos, interviews, excerpts and full Twitter commentary

The Scotiabank Giller Prize was handed out Tuesday evening in Toronto. Stay tuned for the results, if you’ve not already heard.

First, though: Tweeps at the gala will give you a sense of the scene:

‘Time for the thrillah at the Gillah’

Our chief book reviewer Brian Bethune ist at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto for Gillers tonight, which will be broadcast live at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television. Here’s the scene so far:

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The host of the evening: 
Doesn’t our host @Jianghomeshi look fantastic? It’s like he stepped out of an Ian Fleming novel. #Giller2012 Giller Prize
Nice view of Giller set as Rick Mercer intros Will Ferguson. #Giller2012 Glasner
And the nominees: 
#Giller2012 Will Ferguson "I’m great! Everyone says that on the red carpet. No one ever says I feel like crap" Books
#Giller2012 nom. Russell Wangersky: "Strange to go from working in kitchen + making sure the cat has water to this" Michael
#Giller2012 nom Alix Ohlin "I’m so excited to have so many new readers. But I wasn’t expecting the red carpet." Books
@DvorahRichler Are these your peeps? RT: The Richler family celebrating #Giller2012.”Sarah Manuel
Wow – she looks stunning! RT @cbcbooks Kim Thuy’s dress is by Duy in Montreal! #Giller2012 #GillerPrize House Canada
Some food for thought: 
Dinner is served at #Giller2012 Michael
RT @cbcbooks: In case you want to know what people are eating at #Giller2012 – here is the menu…. Desveaux
The first course of the evening. #Giller2012 Giller Prize
Behind the scenes at #Giller2012. Giller Prize
And some faces in the crowd: 
Sitting next to a very handsome man in tux #GordonPinsent #Giller2012 Wachtel
Albert Schultz photobombs Jack Rabinovitch. Yup, this a fancy party. #giller2012
Time for the thrillah at the Gillah "@cbcbooks: The lights are flashing! Time to go in… #Giller2012"Jeff Goodes
Jacob Hoggard on the red carpet! It’s his second year at the Giller. #Giller2012 Books
Bonding with @KimCattrall over loving @MargaretAtwood, who’s also here at the best lit party ever: #Giller2012 Ordolis
Check back on Maclean’ for full coverage. 

Earlier this month, our Brian Bethune interviewed each of the five authors exclusively for the

Here’s how our live blog recorded the moments before and after the Giller was awarded:

Find all of our 2012 Giller coverage right here.  

Congrats to Calgary author Will Ferguson who went home with the $50,000 prize.

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