At the end of October, six authors gathered in Toronto’s Koerner Hall, having been shortlisted for this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize, one of the most notable prizes in Canada. The event was dubbed “Between the Pages.” Shortlisted candidates travel from coast to coast to present excerpts of their nominated works and are offered a chance to discuss their work and creative lives.
Do you believe in life after love?
A child is born, swaddled in fur and kindness
Shadows slide over the earth, leaving and returning and leaving and descending
Brutus is the tragic hero of that play. It isn’t Caesar, ‘cause he dies
Do you know that feeling that swells up in your chest, and it kind of feels like gas, but it’s an emotional gas