Will Ferguson

Will Ferguson won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2012 for 419.
Will Ferguson won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2012 for 419. (Genki Alex Ferguson/Simon & Schuster Canada)

Will Ferguson is one of Canada's most distinguished authors. He's written humour, travel books, fiction and more. He won the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his thriller 419. He has won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour three times: for his novel Generica (now titled Happiness), his Canadian travel book Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw and his travel memoir Beyond Belfast.

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Will Ferguson's Giller triumph

10 years ago
Duration 1:33
Calgary humourist Will Ferguson's foray into dramatic writing for his novel 419 has been rewarded with the 2012 Giller Prize, in a year when a handful of lesser known Canadian writers dominated the contenders. Deana Sumanac reports.
The author of "Road Trip Rwanda" and the Giller Prize-winning "419" reveals his greatest fear, his idea of perfect happiness, and more.


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