Thanks to everyone who submitted their prediction of which author would win this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize. We received nearly 4,000 entries -- you can see a breakdown of the predictions at the bottom of this post.
As we all know, Esi Edugyan took the award for her novel Half-Blood Blues
. You can replay the gala broadcast here
. And now it's time to reveal the winner of the grand prize in our Guess The Giller contest:Gail Grant from Surrey, B.C.
Gail, who correctly predicted Half-Blood Blues
would win, will enjoy a unique book club experience, courtesy of Scotiabank. She'll be inviting up to four guests to join her and Esi for dinner and an evening of literary conversation. Gail will also receive a Kobo eReader, courtesy of Kobo, along with a $50 gift certificate to Chapters Indigo, courtesy of Scotiabank, and a set of this year's shortlisted books.
Here's a breakdown of the predictions:The Cat's Table
(26.9 per cent of entries)Half-Blood Blues
(21.4 per cent)The Sisters Brothers
(18.9 per cent)The Antagonist
(14.8 per cent)The Free World
(11.2 per cent)Better Living Through Plastic Explosives
(6.8 per cent)