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Next Reads for Giller Prize fans

Sean Michaels with Giller Prize founder Jack Rabinovitch (left) and Scotiabank's Brian Porter (right).Courtesy of Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Sean Michaels with Giller Prize founder Jack Rabinovitch & Scotiabank’s Brian Porter. Courtesy of Scotiabank Giller Prize.

This year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize ceremony continues to lead the way when it comes to raising interest in Canadian literature. The televised and streamed CBC broadcast of the Nov. 17 let to the hashtag #GillerPrize trending on Twitter across the country, and there was plenty of interest in the U.S. as well.

Congratulations to Sean Michaels, who took the Giller Prize and $100,000 for his debut novel, Us Conductors.

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After Remembrance Day, after the war

 

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Yesterday was Remembrance Day and many of us either watched a service on TV, online, or were able to attend one in person.

For many, this year was particularly emotional because of the recent deaths of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

2014 is also the 100-year anniversary of the beginning of what was known as The Great War, the war to end all wars. But of course, we now know it as World War I. Just 20 years later, World War II started. 2014 also marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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