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Biweekly, Friday 10-12, Week 2
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Now known as the Scotiabank Giller Prize, this jewel of a Canadian literary award is 26 years old and honours an author of a novel or short story collection published in English the previous year. Among the distinguished list of 26 winners we will be discussing are these authors and their work: Rohinton Mistry, Mordecai Richler, Alice Munro, Joseph Boyden, and Esi Edugyan. Each participant will present on either the author or their winning book.


Sheilagh Hickie ( was born in Montreal, graduated from Sir George Williams College (now Concordia) and spent most of her working years in publishing, on the advertising side. She is fascinated by the literature that shaped us.

Ellen Edmonds (  was born in Denmark where she taught Danish, English, and Latin. She immigrated to Canada in 1966, received a B.A. from York University and an M.A. from U. of T. She taught English until retirement.

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Info on the Giller Prize