And the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize goes to ... Michael
November 20, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Michael Redhill has been named the winner of the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Bellevue Square, published by Doubleday Canada. The announcement was made at a black-tie dinner and award ceremony hosted by Mary Walsh and attended by nearly 500 members of the publishing, media and arts communities. The gala was broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One and live-streamed on CBCBooks.ca.
This year the Prize celebrates its 24th anniversary.
The shortlist of five authors and their books, announced on October 2, 2017, included:
Cusk for her novel Transit,
published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
O'Loughlin for his novel Minds of Winter, published by House of Anansi Press
Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square, published by Doubleday Canada
Robinson for her novel Son of a Trickster, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada
Winters for her novel I Am a Truck, published by Invisible Publishing
Of the winning book, the jury wrote:
MICHAEL REDHILL is a novelist, poet, playwright and former publisher of Brick. He is the author of the novels Consolation and Martin Sloane, which was a finalist for the 2001 Giller Prize; the short story collection Fidelity; and the poetry collection Light-Crossing; among other acclaimed works. He lives in Toronto.
During the award ceremony, Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman performed a tribute to Jack Rabinovitch, founder of the Giller Prize who died in August. A roster of distinguished authors - Lawrence Hill, John Irving, Rupi Kaur, Thomas King and Madeleine Thien - introduced the shortlisted authors and presented video profiles highlighting the nominated books.