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Contests 2012

2-giller-shortlist-120.jpgGuess The Giller!

Which book should win this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize? Weigh in for a chance to win great prizes, including Kobo eReaders and sets of the shortlisted books.

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giller-longlist-120.jpgSelect Your Shortlist

We're giving you a chance to win sets of this year's longlisted books! Let us know which of the 13 longlisted books you believe should be make it to the shortlist.

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Readers' Choice 2012

Sincere thanks to everyone who participated in the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize Readers' Choice contest. We hope it helped you discover some new books. This year, we held a two-stage contest. The first part was an open call for nominations for eligible books. We received thousands of nominations and some of them were featured on our website.

In the second part of the contest, we put the 10 most nominated titles to a public vote. All in all, we received more than 10,000 votes.

And we now have a winner! thebeggarsopera-100.jpgThis year's Readers' Choice is The Beggar's Opera by Ottawa-based writer Peggy Blair. The suspenseful murder-mystery set in Old Havana, Cuba, received many nominations and then the largest number of votes. Congratulations to Peggy and to all the authors whose fans showed incredible support. You can read more about her novel and read an excerpt at the Penguin Canada website.

Scroll down for a percentage breakdown of the top 10 books.

Check back later this week for details about a new contest involving the longlisted books. You could win some great literary prizes!

Readers' Choice Top 10

The Beggar's Opera by Peggy Blair (21.2 per cent)

Above All Things
by Tanis Rideout (19.27 per cent)

A Certain Grace by Binnie Brennan (18.49 per cent)

The Good Doctor by Vince Agro (14.01 per cent)

Giant by Aga Maksimowska (13.02 per cent)

A Matter of Life and Death or Something by Ben Stephenson (5.01 per cent)

Daughters Who Walk This Path by Yejide Kilanko (2.82 per cent)

The Love Monster by Missy Marston (2.31 per cent)

The Girl in the Box by Sheila Dalton (2.3 per cent)

Triggers by Robert J. Sawyer (1.57 per cent)

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