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Giller Prize: Red Carpet Photo Gallery

Epoch Times Staff Created: November 2, 2012 Last Updated: November 2, 2012
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Authors and artists gathered at Toronto’s Ritz-Carleton hotel on Oct. 30 to celebrate the Giller Awards, Canada’s most prestigious literary award for English fiction.

Calgary author Will Ferguson won the $50,000 award for his mystery novel “419.” A bestselling travel writer and Leacock Medal winner for humour, Ferguson wore a kilt to the event.

During his acceptance speech, he drew a flask from his sporran and invited those present to join him in “a toast to the written word.”

The Giller Prize was established in 1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in memory of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller.

Enjoy the following photos of the event.

Giller Prize winner Will Ferguson and his wife Terumi. Ferguson won for his mystery novel '419' (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

Giller Prize winner Will Ferguson and his wife Terumi. Ferguson won for his mystery novel '419' (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

Comedian Rick Mercer introduced Will Ferguson at the awards. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

Comedian Rick Mercer introduced Will Ferguson at the awards. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

Author Russell Wangersky (R) and his wife, writer Leslie Vryenhoek. Wangersky was a finalist for his short story collection 'Whirl Away.' (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

Author Russell Wangersky (R) and his wife, writer Leslie Vryenhoek. Wangersky was a finalist for his short story collection 'Whirl Away.' (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

'Republic of Doyle' star Allan Hawco was a presenter at the Giller Awards. He introduced Russell Wangersky. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

'Republic of Doyle' star Allan Hawco was a presenter at the Giller Awards. He introduced Russell Wangersky. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

Author Nancy Richler was shortlisted for her novel 'The Imposter Bride.' (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

Author Nancy Richler was shortlisted for her novel 'The Imposter Bride.' (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

Anatol von Hahn, Group Head of Canadian Banking at Scotiabank (L), and Jack Rabinovitch, founder of the Giller Awards. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

Anatol von Hahn, Group Head of Canadian Banking at Scotiabank (L), and Jack Rabinovitch, founder of the Giller Awards. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

 

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