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Here’s the shortlist for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Rasheeda Saka

October 5, 2020, 10:18am

It’s first thing in the morning and we’re already buzzing with literary news from abroad. From a spectacular longlist comes an amazing shortlist for this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize, which seeks to recognize the best Canadian fiction of the year. Previous winners include Esi Edugyan, Elizabeth Hay, Sean Michaels, Michael Redhill, and Madeleine Thien, who announced the shortlist this morning.

The prize comes with $100,000, making it the largest cash prize for literature in the country. According to Giller Prize’s webpage, the annual award, along with other grants, has been attributed to the continued growth of Canadian literary talent.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony on Monday, November 9 on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service. And each finalist will take home $10,000. Congrats to all!


The Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist

Gil Adamson, Ridgerunner

David Bergen, Here The Dark

Shani Mootoo, Polar Vortex

Emily St. John Mandel, The Glass Hotel

Souvankham Thammavongsa, How To Pronounce Knife


[h/t The Scotiabank Giller Prize]

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