Events and Important Dates

You’ll want to mark these important Scotiabank Giller Prize dates on your calendar. We hope you’ll tune in and join us, online or in person as the occasions present themselves.

Jury Announcement

Monday, January 13, 2020

Submission Deadlines

2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize entries (finished books or galleys, no loose pages) are to be submitted according to the following schedule:

February 14, 2020
Books published between October 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020 must be received on or before February 14, 2020.

April 17, 2020
Books published between March 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 must be received on or before April 17, 2020.

June 19, 2020
Books published between May 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020 must be received on or before June 19, 2020.

August 14, 2020
Books published between July 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020 must be received on or before August 14, 2020.

Submissions received after the final deadline of August 14, 2020 will be deemed ineligible.

Longlist Announcement

September 8, 2020
Virtual event

The 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist will be announced in September 2020, during a live virtual event. The announcement will be available simultaneously via email press release, CNW, on the Scotiabank Giller Prize website and via related social media channels.

Shortlist Announcement

October 5, 2020
Virtual event

The 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist will be announced in September 2020, during a live virtual event. The announcement will be available simultaneously via email press release, CNW, on the Scotiabank Giller Prize website and via related social media channels.

Winner Announcement

November 9, 2020

The 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner will be announced at a gala ceremony to honour the finalists in November 2020. The event will air live on CBC and will be available simultaneously via email press release, CNW, Scotiabank Giller Prize website and related social media channels.

Scotia Wealth Management is proud to be the lead presenting sponsor of the commercial-free broadcast on CBC hosted by singer and author Jann Arden.

#GillerWinner Twitter Chat

November 12, 2020 // 2:00 p.m. ET

Readers will have the opportunity to congratulate the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner during an hour-long #GillerWinner Twitter chat.