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Scotiabank Giller Prize

The launch of the Giller Prize coincided with a growing recognition of Canadian authors and literature both at home and abroad. Acclaimed writers such as Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and Mordecai Richler were winning honours and accolades around the world. The time seemed ripe to celebrate the success of these and other homegrown writers within these borders, with a bold statement of support and recognition.

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Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: David Bergen

September 19th, 2020|

David Bergen’s short story collection, Here The Dark has been longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. He has published eight novels and a collection of short stories. His work has been nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Impac Dublin Literary Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He won the Giller Prize for his novel The Time in Between. In 2018, he was given the Writers’ Trust Matt Cohen Award: In Celebration of a Writing Life.

Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Shani Mootoo

September 16th, 2020|

Shani Mootoo’s novel, Polar Vortex has been longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Shani was born in Ireland, grew up in Trinidad, and lives in Canada. She holds an MA in English from the University of Guelph, writes fiction and poetry, and is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited locally and internationally.