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.
Just in time for the weekend, we are excited to share a list of books by Canadian authors that are being published this month. We encourage you to visit the Craving CanLit page on our website to see the full list of books that will be published over the next year.
On Thursday, November 12, from 2-3 p.m. EST, you will have the opportunity to connect with 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner, Souvankham Thammavongsa on Twitter!
Souvankham Thammavongsa is the winner of the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short story collection, How To Pronounce Knife, published by McClelland & Stewart. Thammavongsa will receive $100,000 courtesy of Scotiabank.
In celebration of the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists, Audible is illuminating the art of storytelling with a unique work, The Audlib Project. This Audible Original is an ad-lib collaborative short story, written collectively by all of the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists, where each explored the theme of “Home,” as inspired by the creativity of their work. The Audlib Project is available for free, exclusively at Audible.ca and current and/or past works of the 2020 shortlisted authors are also available on Audible.
The 2020 jury produced an outstanding shortlist and we look forward to celebrating all five authors tonight at 9 p.m. EST during a live broadcast. The evening will be hosted by Canadian actor, Eric McCormack with performances by Canadian jazz pianist and singer, Diana Krall.
Each year, we gift the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted authors a leather-bound copy of their book as a keepsake to commemorate the experience. Since 2000, the Scotiabank Giller Prize has been working with the amazing team at Felton Bookbinding to create these beautiful pieces of work. Bookbinding is a fascinating art form that not a lot of people know about. So, we asked Keith at Felton Bookbinding a few questions. We wanted to share his answers with you in hopes that you might learn something new.
Each year, Giller Light Bash events are held across Canada on the evening of the Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala, but like most events this year, the Giller Light Bash will take place virtually. Although you won't be able to gather in person, this is still a great opportunity to connect with fellow book lovers while watching the Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast and raising funds for this worthwhile cause.
Hosted by Jael Richardson, Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists will be an hour of readings, questions and answers and will take you inside the minds and creative lives of the writers on the 2020 shortlist.