Jack Rabinovitch’s remarks championing CanLit at the 2006 Giller Prize ceremony left me a little shocked. In a show of support for CanLit and all the finalists, Mr.Rabinovitch, the Giller Prize Founder, said (and I paraphrase here…)
"… for the price of dinner for two in this town, you can buy all the books on the Giller Prize short list. So eat at home and read the books!"
(*) aka #21 Address the Public