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Nelly Furtado and Robbie Robertson Among Presenters for Giller Prize

We told you yesterday that the classical music superstar Lang Lang will perform at the Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala on November 8, and now we can reveal who the presenters will be, and which book they will be presenting at the ceremony.

Here they are - click on their photos to be taken to their Twitter pages if you want to start talking books with them right now. The hashtag is #GillerPrize.

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Pop superstar Nelly Furtado, presenting Esi Edugyan's Half-Blood Blues.


Frontman of the band Hedley, Jacob Hoggard, presenting Zsuzsi Gartner's Better Living Through Plastic Explosives.


Bollywood actress and model, Lisa Ray, presenting David Bezmosgis' The Free World.


CBC Legend, Hockey Night in Canada's Ron MacLean, presenting Lynn Coady's The Antagonist.


Multi-million record selling artist Robbie Robertson, presenting Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers.


Actor, writer and director (and star of Little Mosque on the Prairie) Zaib Shaikh, presenting Michael Ondaatje's The Cat's Table.


The Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala will broadcast live at 9:00 pm ET on CBC's Bold channel at 9pm (9.30 NT) (during the whole month of November, Bold is free - so everyone can watch it live) and then rebroadcast at 11:05 pm (11:35 NT) on CBC TV.

The gala will also be live streamed on CBC Books with a concurrent live chat