And the winner is … Michael Redhill.

Taking home the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Bellevue Square, Redhill joins the prestigious ranks of past winners, including Canadian literary giants Mordecai Richler, Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro.

When Redhill was announced as a shortlisted finalist, we met him in Calgary to ask five questions about life and literature.

Want to get to know the other authors nominated this year? Check out our series Up-close and personal with the Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists part 1,
part 2 and part 3
.