Q: What's your favourite bookish place in Canada?
This year, 17 Canadian authors made it to the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the country's richest literary award for fiction. To get some further insight into their work and their inspirations, CBC Books asked the longlisted authors a series of questions. As the prize jury debates which books will be named to the shortlist, we'll be posting our Q&As for you to enjoy.
Here we have Esi Edugyan, author of Half-Blood Blues.
Q: Pitch Canada your novel in three lines or less.
Esi Edugyan: Jazz. Nazis. Betrayal.
Q: Which Giller-longlisted book (other than your own!) would you like to see take home the prize?
EE: There are so many wonderful books I couldn't begin to narrow it down. I feel sorry for the jury!