Tomorrow night is the official announcement of the winner of the 2022 Giller Prize! While we wait in anticipation for the winning title, the 2022 Shadow Giller has gathered to discuss the book they feel should win the prize.
While our winning title was again not completely a unanimous choice (like last year), the books we chose to be in our Top 3 were indeed unanimously decided upon! That is something to celebrate, and all three of us agree that if any one of the books from our Top 3 is chosen, there will be no disappointment from this jury!
So, without any further delay….drum roll please….announcing the Shadow Giller’s 2022 Giller Prize Winner:
The Sleeping Car Porter by Suzette Mayr is the winning book for this 2022 jury.
How we voted:
Penny: The Sleeping Car Porter
Lindy: The Sleeping Car Porter
Jolene: Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century
What the Shadow Giller jury had to say:
Jolene: She chose Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century over The Sleeping Car Porter as she felt these stories were surprising, unique, made her think and had more of an emotional impact on her. While she did not feel The Sleeping Car Porter was exceptional enough for her to state this was her choice for the winning title, she would not be upset in any way should this be the actual winner. She does feel due to its historical relevancy to Canadians it would make a great winner.
Lindy: She was over the moon to see The Sleeping Car Porter on PW’s best fiction of 2022 list. This was her top pick. And like the rest of us, would really have no problem if any of the books from our Top 3 were to be crowned the winner. Here’s Lindy standing behind her winning book!
Penny: As she wrote earlier about her Top 3, Penny can’t think of a better work of fiction deserving of a literary prize than The Sleeping Car Porter.
We are as anxious as all of you to find out the true winner tomorrow night! We look forward to celebrating with you when the winner is formally announced.
And we thank you once again for reading along with us this year. We’ll be back next year for sure!