Ian Williams is the winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize, chosen from a field of six finalists who represented the geographic breadth of the country. The Aria Ballroom shimmered with all the sequins and sparkles the publishing, business, political and cultural elite could muster to celebrate the 26th annual Giller Prize. But the room erupted when Williams was presented with a cheque for $100,000, along with a statue commemorating the win. He created the prize in 1994 to honour his wife, Doris Giller, a former books editor at the Toronto Star, who died in 1993. Whenever he spoke at the Gillers, Rabinovitch would say: “For the price of a dinner in this town you can buy all the nominated books.
Source: thestar November 19, 2019 02:58 UTC