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Esi Edugyan on winning her second Giller Prize

Last night in Toronto, Esi Edugyan won the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel Washington Black. Remarkably, this is not her first time taking the honour. Her 2011 novel Half-Blood Blues also won the prize, which makes Edugyan the third author to win the Giller Prize twice.
Esi Edugyan is the winner of the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel Washington Black. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)
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Originally published on November 20, 2018

The Scotiabank Giller Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in Canada. Last night in Toronto, Victoria-based author Esi Edugyan was announced as the winner of the $100,000 prize for her novel Washington Black. Remarkably, this is not her first time taking the honour. Her 2011 novel Half-Blood Blues also won the prize, which makes Edugyan the third author to win the Giller Prize twice. She joins guest host Saroja Coelho​ to talk about her big win. 

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