Michael Redhill Wins 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize
On Monday November 20, the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize was presented to Michael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square. Redhill, who was struggling financially earlier in the year and had posted an advertisement offering his editing services, expressed his gratitude for the $100,000 prize saying that "the ends are going to meet for a while now". Bellevue Square is a literary thriller set in Toronto about a woman who discovers she has a doppleganger. The jury called the novel "warm, and funny, and smart" and said it was "a pleasure to read".
The other finalists were:
The Giller Prize was created in 1994 by Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife Doris Giller, a literary journalist. This is the first time the award has been presented since Rabinovitch's death in August 2017.