The over 300 guests included many well known personalities and literary talents. Of all the submissions this year, it was Suzette Mayr’s powerful work of fiction that inspired this year’s jury to select her as the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner for her novel “The Sleeping Car Porter”. The Scotiabank Giller Prize now awards $100,000 to the author of the best Canadian novel, or short story collection published in English also another $10,000 to each of the finalists. Yes this was a very special celebration. Congratulations to Suzette Mayr and all the nominees involved.