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Internationally-acclaimed (and Victoria-based) author Esi Edugyan has won the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel, Washington Black, and she will be signing copies of the book at the Westshore Town Centre this Saturday.

This is the second Giller Prize win for Edugyan who also won the award in 2011 for her novel Half-Blood Blues.

Washington Black follows the story of an 11-year-old boy who escapes a life of slavery in Barbados with the help of the plantation owner’s brother.

So fascinating to see the variety in the cover art design for the Canadian, UK, and US editions of WASHINGTON BLACK. Which cover is your favorite?

Posted by Esi Edugyan on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Victoria-based author is hosting an in-store signing of her latest book, (with copies of her previous novel “Half Blood Blues” also available) at Coles Westshore Town Centre on Saturday, November 24th.

Edugyan was also a finalist for this year’s Man Booker Prize – the only Canadian author to make the list. UK author Anna Burns was declared the winner of the prize for her book, Milkman.

With her Giller Prize wins, Edugyan not only claimed the $100,000 award, but also shares the coveted designation with other prolific Canadian authors like Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and Mordecai Richler.

This weekend, you have the chance to meet this Canadian literary legend in person!

Author Signing – Esi Edugyan

  • When: Saturday, November 24th, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Where: Coles, Westshore Town Centre, 2945 Jacklin Rd

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