The Canadian Press

2010-11-09 | ENT BOOKS Giller Prize

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Thirty-year-old Montreal author Johanna Skibsrud (SKIBZ'-rude) became the youngest recipient of the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize November 9th for her novel "The Sentimentalists." The book chronicles a daughter's quest to learn the truth about her dying father's life and his backstory in the Vietnam War. Skibsrud -- who grew up in Pictou County, Nova Scotia -- said her father inspired the Vietnam stories. (The book won the Giller at a splashy Toronto gala attended by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood.)

Date: 2010-11-09
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << Vietnam sections of the book are based on the stories that my father told me of his own experiences in the Vietnam War my father was a tremendous support to have and that for me and he always believed in me as a writer so he's with me in both senses >>