Scotiabank Giller Prize

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The Esi Edugyan story according to Google

She’s a two-time Giller winner for ’Half-Blood Blues’ and ’Washington Black.’ She’s a public intellectual. She’s not a nutritionist. What else do you want to know?
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Boon or Doom: Two coronavirus scenarios

Ian Williams: Should we wish that the world would shut down every year? How could it happen again? And what would we do with all our time?
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Esi Edugyan’s exquisite novel about freedom takes this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize

Edugyan on rewriting Washington Black’s many drafts: ’If you had seen the first one you’d never have expected it to have come out the way it did.’
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Giller Prize nominee Zoe Whittall on her ’singular goal’

Zoe Whittall on the dream of spending days alone in a room, writing
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Heather O’Neill: ’So I go through life naked’

We profile the authors of the books shortlisted by the Scotiabank Giller Prize this year. Here, Heather O’Neill on writerly vulnerability
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Rachel Cusk: ’On a winding road in the dark’

We profile the authors of the books nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize this year. Here, Rachel Cusk, author of Outline, describes her autobiographical focus
Andre Alexis in his home. (Photograph by Jaime Hogge)

André Alexis: ‘Shut up and keep writing’

André Alexis, who won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize, gives advice on writing and discusses the link between the pen and the mind
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The Bibliopod: Rushdie, Gillers, Purdy and TIFF

If you like our book reviews, you’ll love this podcast
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Fables for adults: Book review

O’Neill’s collection of short stories is alive with talking bears, toymakers, and grandparents. But make no mistake: These fables are for adults.
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Giller Prize Gala: A night of surprises

Brian Bethune’s quick report from a gala where an underdog triumphed and an ex-host wasn’t missed