UFV student Gabe Kirkley shows off his winning book.
UFV Marketing and Communications special events coordinator Betsy Terpsma and her winning book.
UFV Library, along with the Chilliwack branch of Scotiabank, awarded one copy of each of the shortlisted Giller prize books to members of the UFV community.
The contest was open to employees and students, who entered through an on-line survey or through paper ballots. Entries were randomly selected.Students Gabe Kirkley, Natalie Ng, Ryan Keely and Kayla St. Louis, along with Marketing and Communications’ special events coordinator Betsy Terpsma, each won copies of the five Giller short-listed books.
Named in honour of the late journalist Dorothy Giller, the Scotiabank Giller is Canada’s most important literary prize. Celebrating its 20th year, this year’s Giller winner is Lynn Coady for her short story collection Hellgoing.
UFV library has copies of each of the short-listed books: Hellgoing, Going home again by Dennis Bock, Cataract city by Craig Davidson, Caught by Lisa Moore and The crooked maid by Dan Vyleta.