Spain Remembers

Spain Remembers

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

419 wins Giller 2012

The jury said in its citation 419  by Will Ferguson is “something entirely new: the Global Novel. It is a novel emotionally and physically at home in the poverty of Lagos and in the day-to-day of North America.”

A young Canadian woman discovers her father has been the victim of a Nigerian scam called a 419.  She sets out to Africa for redress. 

A novel of suspense tackles the global scam biz.   Ferguson is known for his humorous books such as "How to be a Canadian."  But this novel takes a serious situation and humanizes it. 

Congratulations Will Ferguson.

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