Last night, the ninth annual Giller Light Bash was held at the Berkley Church in Toronto (a simultaneous event was held in Winnipeg). The party, hosted by MTV’s Alyia-Jasmine Sovani (who dropped more than a few memorable f-bombs from the stage during the festivities), was attended by industry types, writers, and booksellers who watched a live telecast of the Giller ceremony, participated in numerous raffles, and drank copious Doris-tinis (named after Doris Giller, the award’s namesake). As always, proceeds went to support Frontier College’s literacy program. (Photos by Bruce Peters/courtesy of the Scotiabank Giller Light Bash Toronto)
Toronto Giller Light Bash organizers Meredith Roberts (Frontier College), Adria Iwasutiak (Random House of Canada), and Martha Leonard (Doubleday Canada), with the evening’s host Aliya-Jasmine Sovani (second from right).
Barbara Bower (Penguin Canada), Mary Claire Logue (Cossette), and Emma Ingram (HarperCollins Canada).
Top Row: Paul Dotey (Random House of Canada), Elizabeth Kribs (McClelland & Stewart), Jenny Bradshaw (M&S), Kendra Ward (M&S), and Scott Nimmo. Bottom Row: Random House of Canada employees Terri Nimmo and Andrew Roberts.
Top Row: Tom Best (H.B. Fenn and Company), Carlo Ammendolia (Hachette Book Group), Lisa Mior (H.B. Fenn), Meredith Roberts (Frontier College), Lisa Huie (Indigo Books & Music), Katherine Wilson (Key Porter Books), Adria Iwasutiak (Random House of Canada), and Olivia Yu (Environics Communications). Front Row: Martha Leonard (Doubleday Canada) and Kelly Ward (Inhabit Media).