Giller Prize@Ritz Carelton(Tues.,Nov.10th,2015)
The 22st Scotiabank Giller Prize was held in the grand ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton and televised by CBC on November 10, 2015. The Giller Prize, the richest literary award for fiction recognizes Canadian authors for the talents. The prize $100,000 goes to the winner and $10,000 going to other finalists.
Founded by Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife Doris Giller, the award recognizes the talents of Canadian fiction writers.
Guests arrive at the venue and mingled during the cocktails reception with the Giller Prize finalists, notable presenters, past Giller Prize winners and other A-Listers that came out in support of Canada’s talented writers.
André Alexis was named the winner of the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for Fifteen Dogs, published by Coach House Books. The announcement was made at a black-tie dinner and award ceremony hosted by Rick Mercer, attended by nearly 500 members of the publishing, media and arts communities. CBC Television is the broadcaster for the gala.
This year the prize celebrates its twenty-second anniversary.
A shortlist of five authors and their books were announced on October 5, 2015. Those finalists are:
André Alexis for his novel Fifteen Dogs, published by Coach House Books
Samuel Archibald for his story collection Arvida, published by Biblioasis, translated from the French by Donald Winkler
Rachel Cusk for her novel Outline, published by Harper Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Heather O’Neill for her story collection Daydreams of Angels, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Anakana Schofield for her novel Martin John, published by A John Metcalf Book, an imprint of BiblioasisThe shortlist and ultimate winner were selected by the esteemed five-member jury panel made up of Irish author John Boyne (Jury Chair), Canadian writers Cecil Foster, Alexander MacLeod and Alison Pick, and British author Helen Oyeyemi.
Special thank you to Michelle Kadarusman and Tess Morgan, for invitation to cover this amazing event