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Who’s going to take home Canada’s biggest cash prize for literature?

Katie Yee

September 30, 2019, 1:45pm

The shortlist for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize was just announced.

For the past 26 years, the Giller Prize has been celebrating Canadian fiction writers. They award the largest purse for literature in the country, a whopping $25,000 cash prize! (Okay, that’s in Canadian dollars. But we did the math and it’s $18,875.50 USD—still nothing to sneeze at.) Notable past award recipients include Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, and Michael Ondaatje.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors!

David Bezmozgis, Immigrant City


Megan Gail Coles, Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club


Michael Crummey, The Innocents


Alix Ohlin, Dual Citizens

(Pssst: we’ve got Alix Ohlin recommending five great novels about sisters over on Book Marks.)

Steven Price, Lampedusa


Ian Williams, Reproduction


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