Winner of 2017 Giller Prize

Winner of 2017 Giller Prize
Michael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square

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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