This year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist is comprised of some stellar books. To celebrate, Kobo and Giller Light are hosting a contest enlisting Canadian book lovers to share which of the 6 nominated books they think should win on November 7th!
The 2016 Giller Shortlist
- Mona Awad – 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Penguin Canada)
- Gary Barwin – Yiddish for Pirates (Random House Canada)
- Emma Donoghue – The Wonder (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)
- Catherine Leroux – The Party Wall (Biblioasis International Translation Series, translated by Lazer Lederhendler)
- Madeleine Thien – Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Alfred A. Knopf Canada)
- Zoe Whittall – The Best Kind of People (House of Anansi Press Inc.)
Three winners will win a Kobo Aura One and cash prize! Click here for more details!
How to enter!
All you need to do is tweet why you think that particular book should win, in haiku format!
(For those that don’t remember from their school days, a haiku format is a three-line, seventeen-syllable poem in the style of 5/7/5)
Be sure to include the hashtag #KoboGLBHaiku
Contest runs from Tuesday November 1st to Sunday November 6th, 2016. The top three tweets will win.
Want to share your haiku or just chat with other book lovers excited to discuss their Giller prize picks? Join the discussion online Wednesday, November 2nd at 8pm EST where the Twitter party will be happening!
Giller Light Bash
If you want more than just the online celebration, be sure to pick up your ticket for the Giller Light Bash, happening on November 7th at many locations across Canada!