The 2018 Giller jury (Kamal Al-Solaylee, Maxine Bailey, John Freeman, Philip Hensher and Heather O’Neill) announced its shortlist on October 1st. This year, I’ve been invited to join the Giller Shadow Jury, a group initially begun by Kevin Peterson, who blogged at KevinFromCanada for many years. Naomi explains how Kevin began his Giller shadow reading in 1995. In Kevin’s honour, the Shadow Jury keeps the conversation about the Giller alive in his memory. He and I began exchanging emails in 2011 about CanLit and I always wonder what he would have to say about the current Giller’s titles. Meanwhile, we read on.