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Author Richard B. Wright Wins The 2001 Giller Prize

[Excerpt of press release. The Giller Prize Home Page. 8 November 2001.]

TORONTO – At a gala dinner and award ceremony that drew over 450 members of the publishing, media and arts communities, Richard B. Wright was named the 2001 winner of The Giller Prize, Canada’s premier literary prize for fiction. Richard B. Wright’s winning novel, Clara Callan, is a Phyllis Bruce Book, published by HarperFlamingoCanada. The largest annual prize for fiction in the country, The Giller Prize awards $25,000 each year to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English.

A shortlist of six finalists was announced on October 3, 2001. Those finalists were:

  • Sandra Birdsell for her novel The Russl