A word on the prize itself:
Now in its 18th year, "The Scotiabank Giller Prize awards $50,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English and $5,000 to each of the finalists. The award was established in1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller."
Might I also point out that the novel Every Time We Say Goodbye once featured on this blog and written by Jamie Zeppa (an author local to my hometown) is on the list of books eligible to be nominated. Just sayin'...
I'm linking to the CBC.ca page where you can go to make nominations, read all about the Giller Prize, and learn how you can get involved as an enthusiastic Canadian reader. You only have until August 28th, so check it out!