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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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The Giller Foundation Donates $25,000 to the Indigenous Literary Studies Association and Diaspora Dialogues

August 4th, 2020|

Today, The Giller Foundation announced two donations to writers’ groups focused on inclusivity and diversity. A donation of $25,000 will be given to the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) and another $25,000 to Diaspora Dialogues. Both organizations focus on supporting, mentoring and nurturing writers who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour.

New Releases: July 2020

July 7th, 2020|

We hope your summer is off to a great start! Have you visited our Crazy for CanLit page recently? We are constantly updating it so that you can continue to build your TBR list and be introduced to Canadian authors. Here is a list of the books being released in July 2020!