Happy Friday Savvy Readers! The end of the workweek is finally upon us and that means it’s time for your weekly roundup of everything that’s been happening in the book world!
1. Ian Williams was named the winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Now celebrating its 26th year, the Scotiabank Giller Prize highlights Canadian fiction and is awarded to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English. Williams won for his novel Reproduction, narrowly beating five other finalists, including David Bezmozgis, the celebrated author of Immigrant City who was previously shortlisted for the Giller Prize in 2011 and 2015. Read more about this story here.
2. Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno (of Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries) revealed the cover of their forthcoming YA novel.
Rules for Being a Girl hits shelves April 7th and presents readers with a smart, and unapologetically feminist novel. Following Marin, a star student and the editor of the school newspaper who dreams of getting into Brown University as she fights to expose sexism at her school after a run-in with a predatory teacher. One of this summer’s most anticipated YA novels, read more about this forthcoming novel here.
3. HarperPresents holiday cookie decorating in Toronto’s historic Distillery District with Karen Schaler, the writer behind Netflix’s A Christmas Prince and author of Finding Christmas.
Taking place on December 1st, this exciting event offers participants incredible value and includes: cookie decorating, a copy of Finding Christmas, a Christmas sampler, mulled wine and snacks, conversation and book signing with Karen Schaler, and entry and line bypass into the Toronto Christmas Market! The perfect way to kick off the holiday season, this event promises to put even the meanest Grinch in the Christmas spirit! But hurry, tickets are selling fast.
4. HCCFrenzy is giving away 10 advance copies of Adam Silvera’s anticipated YA fantasy Infinity Son!
Who doesn’t love free books?! If you’re a fan of YA and still aren’t following Frenzy on Instagram you’re missing out! Your one-stop-shop for all of YA’s hottest releases, you have until November 24th at midnight to enter for your chance to win one of these coveted advance copies of Adam Silvera‘s forthcoming novel Infinity Son. For details on how to enter click here.
Well, SavvyReaders, that’s all I have for you today! I hope you found these literary tidbits as interesting I do! Tell me in the comments, or tweet us @SavvyReader, will we be seeing you at the Toronto Christmas Market?