2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner

Michael Redhill
Bellevue Square

2017 Shortlist

The 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced its shortlist on Monday, October 2, 2017. The shortlist was revealed at the Scotiabank Centre in Toronto before more than 100 media and members of the publishing industry gathered for the unveiling at a special event hosted by CBC Radio’s Gill Deacon.

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2017 Longlist

The 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced its longlist on Monday, September 18, 2017. The twelve titles were chosen from a field of 112 books submitted by 73 publisher imprints, from every region of the country.

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Of the 2017 longlist, the jury writes:

Twenty seventeen was an intriguing year for Canadian fiction. As with any year, there were trends, themes that ran through any number of books: the plight of the marginalized, the ongoing influence of history on the present, the way it feels to grow up in our country, the way the world looks to the psychologically damaged. But 2017 was also a year of outliers, of books that were eccentric, challenging or thrillingly strange, books that took us to amusing or disturbing places. In fact, you could say that the exceptional was one of 2017’s trends. It gave the impression of a world in transition: searching inward as much as outward, wary but engaged.

2017 Jury

The Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to announce the award-winning, five-member jury panel for the 2017 prize.

André Alexis

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Anita Rau Badami

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Richard Beard

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Lynn Coady

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Nathan Englander

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