Getting ready for the Giller

Canvassing Friends on What to Wear – this is not a rhetorical question

Getting ready for this year’s Giller Prize ceremony I am a bit flummoxed on what to wear.

Should I break with protocol and wear Pat McDonagh’s knock off of a World War One flying suit? The Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, wore a suit like this in World War One when he knocked our aircraft out of the sky. He was shot down himself in 1918, the year the war ended.

You get the picture.

But do you get this picture? A case could be made that all writers should dress in combat gear for the Giller since it’s the biggest battle of the books we have in this country.


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