Your life-changing reading list: Giller-nominated authors share the books that rocked their world
From The Hobbit to Slaughterhouse-Five, the authors open up about the one book that changed their life
This Monday night, the Scotiabank Giller Prize will be awarded to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story published in English. It's a monumental prize for any Canadian author with its $100,000 purse and an inevitable big bump in book sales. But before one of the five shortlisted author's life is changed on Monday, the five finalists — Rachel Cusk, Ed O'Loughlin, Michael Redhill, Eden Robinson and Michelle Winters — each revealed the one book by another author that has already changed their life.
Here are their life-changing reads:
Rachel Cusk, author of Transit: The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence
Ed O'Loughlin, author of Minds of Winter: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Michael Redhill, author of Bellevue Square: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Eden Robinson, author of Son of a Trickster: The Collected Works of Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje
Michelle Winters, author of I Am a Truck: Bear by Marian Engel
Dying to know who will take the prize? Here's how you can tune in!
ON TV: CBC TV will broadcast the gala at 8 p.m. local time (12:30 a.m. AT/1:00 a.m. NT).
ONLINE: CBC Books will livestream the gala at 8 p.m. ET.