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"Hellgoing" takes top prize!

Lynn Coady

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia native, Lynn Coady is the winner of this year's Scotia Bank Giller Prize.

The Edmonton writer won the prestigious Canadian literary honour for her collection of short stories, "Hellgoing."

The award was given out during a gala Tuesday in Toronto.

It comes with a cheque for $50-thousand, and it guarantees her book is on its way to becoming a national best seller.

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