All the glitz and glamour from the 2022 Giller Prize Gala

All the glitz and glamour from the 2022 Giller Prize Gala

Hosts Rupi Kaur and Sarah Gadon charmed the crowd, celebrities came decked out in high fashion, and Suzette Mayr took home the $100,000 prize

The city’s literati turned out in style as the Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala returned to its pre-pandemic custom of celebrating Canada’s literary scene, not with a whimper but with a bang. More than 300 people attended the black-tie event at the Four Seasons, where novelist Suzette Mayr took home the $100,000 grand prize for her book The Sleeping Car Porter. And, while there was one clear winner, everybody shone.

Bold and bookish in electric blue, Suzette Mayr shows off her 2022 Giller Prize


Poet and co-host Rupi Kaur looked lyrical and lovely alongside fellow co-host, actor and producer Sarah Gadon


The sharp-witted Rick Mercer with a suit to match


Literary royalty Margaret Atwood smiles for the camera


Elana Rabinovitch, executive director of the Giller Prize, always brings the sparkle


Writer and jury member Katie Kitamura looking fun for the fall


Kim Fu, a finalist for this year’s Giller Prize, with her nominated short story collection


Legendary author John Irving having a blast with Mayor John Tory


Finalist Noor Naga showing off her nominated debut novel, If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English


Jury member Waubgeshig Rice sporting an Anishinaabe Thunderbird bolo tie


Nepal-born finalist Tsering Yangzom Lama looked striking in her traditional gown


Filmmaker Atom Egoyan hobnobs with four-time Giller nominee Rawi Hage


Jury member Casey Plett was equal parts silk and sass upon arrival


Filmmaker Clement Virgo arrives in style


Red-carpet regulars Robert and Sylvia Mantella


Culture vulture Elamin Abdelmahmoud lit up the evening with his smile