Word of the Day

The Canadian Word of the Day is a collection of unique words, hand selected by Katherine Barber, that are either only found in Canada or have a usage in Canada not found anywhere else. Example: did you know that the term “collector lanes” is used only in Canada?

For Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Giller Prize,

noun 

  • a prize awarded to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English each year. 

Example from The Globe

The word Giller Prize has appeared in 72 Globe articles over the past year, most recently in “A bloody good work” on January 14, 2006.

A bloody good work Key

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006

Blood Sports is a continuation of the cat-and-mouse games between Tom and Jeremy which Jeremy compulsively videotapes and which Robinson began chronicling a decade ago in the novella Contact Sports, in her first book, Traplines (1996). One of the most successful story collections of the 1990s, Traplines was translated into several languages, won the Winifred Holtby Prize in England, was named a notable book of the year by The New York Times and earned Robinson enough money that she's been able to write in her own way and at her own pace, especially since Monkey Beach (2000), her first novel, was short-listed for the Giller Prize.