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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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Meet the Jury

Here is the five-member jury panel that will choose the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner.


Submission Guidelines

We are now accepting submissions for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

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Important Dates

Sept. 2020 | Shortlist Announcement
Sept. 2020 | Longlist Announcement
Nov. 2020 | Winner Announcement