To celebrate this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize, we've posted Q&A interviews with the longlisted and shortlisted authors. We asked them about their books, their favourite recent reads and their thoughts on the craft of writing. You can read their responses below.
Check out our video page, featuring interviews with winner Will Ferguson and the broadcast replay of this year's gala.
"I had a nucleus of stories that looked at the question of what happens when a person's major skill -- their pride, their need to be the centre of attention, their skill at their job -- became their biggest weakness or greatest blind spot."
"I suppose it's a cautionary message, up there with 'don't run with
scissors' or 'wait a half hour after eating to go swimming.' Except in
the case of Dr. Brinkley's Tower, it's more like: 'if you monkey with a foreign country, you should be really, really, really careful.'"