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Nominate The Giller Prize Readers' Choice


We were at the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize where we chatted with all the authors
(including winner Esi Edugyan), presenters and host Jian Ghomeshi


The Scotiabank Giller Prize is the country's most distinguished literary prize, awarded to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection every year. To be broadcast on CBC once again this year, the Giller Prize longlist will be revealed on August 28.


In the video above, you can see all the highlights from last year's ceremony. Esi Edugyan took home the prize for her novel Half-Blood Blues joining the likes of Vincent Lam, Mordecai Richler and Linden MacIntyre. Who will win in 2012? Well, if you have an opinion CBC Books would like to know. They want to give you the chance to share great Canadian literature that you've discovered in the last year. Head to CBC Books online and nominate an eligible book (you can see the official list of titles on the Scotiabank Giller Prize site) then tell them why it deserves to be on this year's Giller Prize longlist. The book that garners the most votes will be named the Giller Prize Readers' Choice.


If that's not enough, everyone who submits a nomination will be entered into weekly draws to win the longlisted books, a Kobo eReader and Chapters-Indigo gift card prize pack and, eventually, the grand prize of a Samsung Galaxy tablet courtesy of Scotiabank.


The deadline for nominations is at 11.59pm (ET) on August 14.


For more details and to nominate your favourite Canadian book of the year, head to CBC Books.