‘Time for the thrillah at the Gillah’

The Maclean’s Guide to the Gillers: Photos, interviews, excerpts and full Twitter commentary

The Scotiabank Giller Prize was handed out Tuesday evening in Toronto. Stay tuned for the results, if you’ve not already heard.

First, though: Tweeps at the gala will give you a sense of the scene:


‘Time for the thrillah at the Gillah’

Our chief book reviewer Brian Bethune ist at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto for Gillers tonight, which will be broadcast live at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television. Here’s the scene so far:

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The host of the evening: 
Doesn’t our host @Jianghomeshi look fantastic? It’s like he stepped out of an Ian Fleming novel. #Giller2012 http://pic.twitter.com/P0htgf4ZThe Giller Prize
Nice view of Giller set as Rick Mercer intros Will Ferguson. #Giller2012 http://pic.twitter.com/JKNNEWYMEli Glasner
And the nominees: 
#Giller2012 Will Ferguson "I’m great! Everyone says that on the red carpet. No one ever says I feel like crap" http://pic.twitter.com/ooeTco1xCBC Books
#Giller2012 nom. Russell Wangersky: "Strange to go from working in kitchen + making sure the cat has water to this" http://pic.twitter.com/MnT77Ag3Lindsay Michael
#Giller2012 nom Alix Ohlin "I’m so excited to have so many new readers. But I wasn’t expecting the red carpet." http://pic.twitter.com/sUs8ysskCBC Books
@DvorahRichler Are these your peeps? RT: The Richler family celebrating #Giller2012. http://pic.twitter.com/11qPPfYM”Sarah Manuel
Wow – she looks stunning! RT @cbcbooks Kim Thuy’s dress is by Duy in Montreal! #Giller2012 #GillerPrize http://pic.twitter.com/sLZ6GjM6Random House Canada
Some food for thought: 
Dinner is served at #Giller2012 http://pic.twitter.com/anmS4p7SLindsay Michael
RT @cbcbooks: In case you want to know what people are eating at #Giller2012 – here is the menu…. http://pic.twitter.com/wDtMIRsMDina Desveaux
The first course of the evening. #Giller2012 http://pic.twitter.com/4VKii8JSThe Giller Prize
Behind the scenes at #Giller2012. http://pic.twitter.com/c9hdVkqhThe Giller Prize
And some faces in the crowd: 
Sitting next to a very handsome man in tux #GordonPinsent #Giller2012 http://yfrog.com/kg1y5ltjEleanor Wachtel
Albert Schultz photobombs Jack Rabinovitch. Yup, this a fancy party. #giller2012 http://pic.twitter.com/jyotoOaUReepche
Time for the thrillah at the Gillah "@cbcbooks: The lights are flashing! Time to go in… #Giller2012 http://pic.twitter.com/BBDh7Yd0"Jeff Goodes
Jacob Hoggard on the red carpet! It’s his second year at the Giller. #Giller2012 http://pic.twitter.com/5vfodNbOCBC Books
Bonding with @KimCattrall over loving @MargaretAtwood, who’s also here at the best lit party ever: #Giller2012 http://pic.twitter.com/8Rg38oi5Jamey Ordolis
Check back on Maclean’s.ca for full coverage. 

Earlier this month, our Brian Bethune interviewed each of the five authors exclusively for the Macleans.ca:

Here’s how our live blog recorded the moments before and after the Giller was awarded:


Find all of our 2012 Giller coverage right here.  

Congrats to Calgary author Will Ferguson who went home with the $50,000 prize.




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