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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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Introducing the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize Jury

January 19th, 2021|

The 2021 jury members are: Award winning Canadian authors Megan Gail Coles, Zalika Reid-Benta (jury chair) and Joshua Whitehead, Malaysian writer and Whitbread and Commonwealth award winner, Tash Aw and American author and winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize, Joshua Ferris.

The Giller Book Club: Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson

January 16th, 2021|

The next Giller Prize Book Club pick is Gil Adamson's Ridgerunner which was shortlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. The conversation will take place on Monday, January 25, 2021, at 7 p.m. EST.

The Giller Foundation Launches the Giller Book Club, A Scotiabank Giller Prize First

December 7th, 2020|

The Giller Foundation is thrilled to announce the debut of The Giller Book Club, kicking off today. The debut author and book will be 2020 winner Souvankham Thammavongsa for her short story collection, How to Pronounce Knife. Winner of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Madeleine Thien, will interview Thammavongsa virtually on January 4, 2021 as the inaugural interview.