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Redhill wins Canada’s Giller Prize for ‘Bellevue Square’

Toronto author Michael Redhill has won Canada’s Scotiabank Giller Prize—the country’s richest literary award—for his novel Bellevue Square (Doubleday Canada).

Bellevue Square tells the story of a woman who tries to track down her doppelganger. The jury described the novel as ‘warm, funny and smart’ and highlighted its ‘complex literary wonders’—‘the doppelgangers and bifurcated brains and alternate selves, the explorations of family, community, mental health, and literary life’.

Redhill will receive a cash prize of C$100,000 (A$103,520) and a two-week residency at Canada’s Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The other four shortlisted finalists will each receive C$10,000 (A$10,352).

Launched in 1994, the prize recognises the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English. For more information, click here.


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