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, and the second put the 10 most nominated titles to a public vote. All in all, we received more than 10,000 nominations and votes.
And we now have a winner! This 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 five 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 5
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)