Thanks to everyone who has submitted their Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist picks so far!
We're holding two draws every week this month, one for a Kobo eReader and a $50 Chapters Indigo gift certificate and the other for a set of the longlisted books. We'll also be giving away one grand prize of a $1,000 gift certificate to Chapters Indigo, courtesy of Scotiabank.
This week's winner of a complete set of the Scotiabank Giller longlisted books is AngelaHall! Here are her picks, as posted on our Select Your Shortlist contest page:
"I'm so excited about this year's longlist! It's hard to narrow it down but here are my top five:
The Beggar's Garden by Michael Christie
(because this is such a compelling read -- I'm from Vancouver and I really felt at home in the downtown East side of Christie's writing)
Extensions by Myrna Dey
(because I love the idea of the readers' choice; even if it doesn't win, it will increase the readership of Myrna Dey and she deserves it)
The Antagonist by Lynn Coady
(because I love this author's work so far and how it evokes the east coast for me. I'm excited to read a work of hers set elsewhere)
The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
(because Ondaatje is one of Canada's GREATS. I haven't read this book through yet but I trust his stye and imagination -- he's never let us down yet and I've read all his other works)
The Meagre Tarmac by Clark Blaise
(because his short stories are smart and witty -- very Canadian in style, not sentimental or predictable.)
Congrats, Angela! Your prize pack of all 17 Giller longlisted books is in the mail.
If you haven't entered yet, check out this year's longlisted books and post your shortlist picks in the comments section of the Select Your Shortlist contest page! The contest closes on September 30, so get your entry in!