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2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize (HD)

Canada's most distinguished literary prize awards $50,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English. The award was established in 1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller.

Jian Ghomeshi will host.

The five finalists Will Ferguson, Alix Ohlin, Nancy Richler, Kim Thúy and Russell Wangersky will be introduced by the following special presenters: CBC Television's host of The Rick Mercer Report, Canadian comedian, political satirist and blogger, Rick Mercer; Golden Globe Award winning actress Kim Cattrall; Juno Award winner Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman; Television writer, producer and lead actor in CBC Television's Republic of Doyle, Allan Hawco.

The Scotiabank Giller Prize gala will be hosted by Jian Ghomeshi (CBC Radio One and TV's arts and culture program, Q), and be broadcast at 9:00 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Television from the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Toronto. It will also be live-streamed on CBC Books with a concurrent live chat. With a winner being crowned and awarded the prize that night, the presenters will join the authors on stage to celebrate the year-s biggest achievements in Canadian arts and letters. The winner's interview on Q the following morning will be the first national broadcast feature interview for this year's winner.

The five presenters will introduce:

* Rick Mercer will introduce Will Ferguson and his novel, 419

* TBA will introduce Alix Ohlin and her novel, INSIDE

* Kim Cattrall will introduce Nancy Richler and her novel, THE IMPOSTER BRIDE

* Measha Brueggergosman will introduce Kim Thúy and her novel, RU

* Allan Hawco will introduce Russell Wangersky and his collection of short stories, WHIRL AWAY

(High Definition where available)

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