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Canada’s $100k Giller Prize awarded to Ian Williams’ ‘Reproduction’

Canadian writer Ian Williams has been announced as the 2019 winner of the C$100,000 (A$111,400) Giller Prize for his novel Reproduction (Random House Canada).

Williams is assistant professor of poetry in the creative writing program at the University of British Columbia and has previously published collections of short stories and poetry. Reproduction, Williams’ debut novel, is a family saga that follows a couple who have a child together after meeting when their mothers share a hospital room.

The winning novel was chosen from a shortlist of six announced in October. Each shortlisted writer receives C$10,000 (A$11,140).

Two-time Giller Prize-winner Esi Edugyan won last year’s award for Washington Black (Serpent’s Tail).

Now in its 26th year, the Giller Prize is Canada’s richest literary award and recognises the best Canadian fiction published in English. For more information about the prize and this year’s winner, visit the website.


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