Calling all bookworms!

    Scotiabank Giller Prize invites readers to Guess the Giller

    TORONTO, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - Booklovers are invited to "Guess the Giller" by
participating in the 15th anniversary of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and
voting for their choice of winner between October 7 and November 10, 2008.
Since its inception four years ago, the most popular choice among "Guess the
Giller" participants has also been the Jury's select as the winner of the
Scotiabank Giller Prize.
    The annual "Guess The Giller" contest gives visitors the chance to win a
trip for two to any Canadian literary festival of their choice and an
autographed Scotiabank Giller Prize book set, a package valued at $5,000.
Interested Canadian book fans are encouraged to visit
for more information. The contest is open to Canadians from coast to coast to
    "We are very proud to work with Jack Rabinovitch and his family on the
Scotiabank Giller Prize in support of Canadian arts and culture," said Rick
White, Vice-President, Brand and Marketing Programs, Scotiabank. "This award
helps us to celebrate this country's best fiction writers, and enables us to
recognize and reward the voices of both new and established writers from
across the country".
    The Scotiabank Giller Prize launched "Guess The Giller" in 2003 together
with the Toronto Public Library. This year more than 30 public library
systems, 175 bookstores - including Indigo, Chapters and Coles, post secondary
schools, literary festivals and over one thousand Scotiabank branches are
promoting the contest to Canadian readers, and the Indigo Online Community has
established groups at for booklovers to review
and discuss the short list.

    What:     Guess The Giller for the chance to win a trip to a Canadian
              literary festival of choice.

    When:     Contest opens October 7th, 2008.


    Why:      The contest invites booklovers who think they have what it
              takes to guess the correct winner of this year's Scotiabank
              Giller Prize. For details on the shortlist, please see the
              attached backgrounder.

For further information:

For further information: Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs,
(416) 866-6203 or

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