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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: Emily St. John Mandel

September 25th, 2020|

Emily St. John Mandel’s novel, The Glass Hotel has been longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award; won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award and the Morning News Tournament of Books; and has been translated into thirty-one languages.

Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Lynn Coady

September 24th, 2020|

Lynn Coady’s novel, Watching You Without Me has been longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of six books, including Hellgoing, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and was an Amazon.ca and Globe and Mail Best Book.

Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Eva Crocker

September 22nd, 2020|

Eva Crocker’s novel, All I Ask has been longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She is the author of the critically acclaimed debut short story collection Barrelling Forward, which won the Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction and the CAA Emerging Writer Award, was a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers and the NLCU Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, and was a National Post Best Book.