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About the Scotiabank Giller Prize

Which author will take home this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize?

Canada's national pujianwtie-200.jpgblic broadcaster has formed an exclusive media partnership with Giller Prize founder Jack Rabinovitch.

This year's awards gala in Toronto, hosted by CBC's Jian Ghomeshi, takes place on Tuesday, November 5. You can watch the gala live online here at CBC Books at 8 p.m. ET or on CBC Television at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT). 

Rabinovitch founded the Giller Prize in 1994 in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller, who passed away from cancer the year before. The award recognized excellence in Canadian fiction -- long format or short stories -- and endowed a cash prize annually of $25,000, the largest purse for fiction in the country.

In 2005, the Giller Prize teamed up with Scotiabank to create the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Under the new co-sponsorship, the purse was doubled to $70,000, with $50,000 going to the winner and $5,000 being given to each of the four finalists.

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