Victoria College graduate is youngest winner in prize history
When Victoria College graduate Johanna Skibsrud was called up to accept the 2010 Giller Prize, she didn’t quite hear her name.
“I just looked at the reaction of the people around me,” she said, still a little shocked. “It was the strangest thing —such an extreme surprise and thrill.”
Awarded at an elegant dinner each November, the Giller is Canada’s largest prize for fiction. The short list of finalists for the 2011 Giller Prize was announced Oct. 4.