I’m not the best photographer and on-the-run snapshots always make people look a bit demented, but here they are. Jack Rabinovitch, King of the Giller; Elana Rabinovitch, She Who Must Be Obeyed, who runs the whole show, with many helpers and others; Moses Znaimer, with me & the two Drs. Lam, Marguerite and Vincent the writer; Gian Gomeshi of Q, auditioning for The Satanic Brides of Dracula; me & fellow juror of 08, Bob Rae, with Michael Ondaatje doing a cameo in the background; juror Russell Banks and a surprised-looking David Young; writers Charlotte Gray and Jane Urquhart, with beaming juror Victoria Glendinning, and Martha Butterfield blessing them from above; and the final lineup, with host Seamus O’Regan, jurors Banks, Alistair McLeod, and Gleninng, then Jack, then winner Linden McIntyre (for The Bishop’s Man) making a 5-star speech.
I missed a lot because I didn’t want to be too nosy with my little green camera. For the whole thing, go to: http://www.scotiabankgillerprize.ca/