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Giller winner Us Conductors dominates indie bestseller lists

Us ConductorsThe famed “Giller effect”– a term used to describe the dramatic spike in sales for a book after it wins the Scotiabank Giller Prize – is alive and well.

According to the Nov. 21 bestsellers list from BookNet Canada and the Retail Council of Canada, Sean Michaels’ winning novel, Us Conductors (Random House Canada), tops the overall bestseller, Canadian fiction, and trade-paperback categories, as reported by independent booksellers across the country.

Several Giller nominees also placed in the top 10: Miriam Toews’ All My Puny Sorrows (Knopf Canada), Heather O’Neill’s The Girl Who Was Saturday Night (HarperCollins Canada), and Frances Itani’s Tell (HarperCollins Canada).

Michaels was announced the winner on Nov. 10. at a gala event in Toronto.