JACK RABINOVITCH PHILANTHROPIST, 87 : Businessman established Giller Prize
Six years after he inaugurated the annual Giller Prize for the year's most outstanding Canadian fiction, Jack Rabinovitch faced a dilemma.
The awards gala in the ballroom of Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel on that November evening in 2000 had gone well, the guests had dined on assorted delicacies, videos about the finalists had been applauded, the anticipatory hum in the room was rising. Who was going to take home the most coveted literary prize in the country?
Then, one of the three ju...