2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner

Ian Williams
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2019 Shortlist

The 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced its shortlist on Monday, September 30, 2019. The six titles were chosen from a longlist of 12 books announced in St. John’s, NL on September 3, 2019. One hundred and seventeen titles were submitted from publishers across the country.

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2019 Longlist

The 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced its longlist on Monday, September 3, 2019. The 12 titles were chosen from a field of 117 books submitted by publishers all across Canada.

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Of the 2019 longlist, the jury writes:

Over the past few months, we have had the opportunity to read a selection of books that speak to the distinctive vitality of Canadian writing now. The 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist reveals and affirms a welcome and timely truth: Canadian fiction in 2019 is as confident in its exploration and interrogation of the local as it is curious and voracious in its engagement with the world beyond our borders, with time and place being understood in ways that are expansive, warping, and unexpectedly intimate. These books make it plain that great writing happens when art and ideas matter over all else in establishing the imaginative terrain that readers are invited, inspired, and challenged to explore.

2019 Jury

The Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to announce the award-winning, five-member jury panel for the 2019 Prize.

Randy Boyagoda

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Aminatta Forna

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Aleksandar Hemon

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Donna Bailey Nurse

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José Teodoro

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