We hope your summer has been filled with lots of reading and sunshine. It’s our goal to continue to promote Canadian authors and share new book releases with you. We would love to see what you’re reading. Use the hashtag #CrazyforCanLit and tag us using @gillerprize on social media. Enjoy this list of books being released in August 2020!
The Giller Foundation Donates $25,000 to the Indigenous Literary Studies Association and Diaspora Dialogues
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.
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!
Last month we relaunched Crazy for CanLit, an initiative to help celebrate Canadian authors. This list contains fiction and graphic novels published between October 2019 and September 2020. We hope this helps you build your TBR list and introduces you to new authors. Here is a list of the books being released in June 2020!
We are excited to announce that we have brought back Crazy for CanLit! The format has changed slightly but the goal is the same, to celebrate Canadian authors.
Audible.ca and Scotiabank Join Forces to Offer Canadians Free Scotiabank Giller Prize-Winning Audiobooks
Audible.ca, the leading spoken-word entertainment and audiobook producer and provider, announced today that audio editions of 10 of Canada’s acclaimed Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning books will be made available to Canadian listeners for free.
We too are monitoring the situation and blessed for now that we have the ability to still make the appropriate decisions on a timely basis given our fall activities. Rest assured, we are still processing entries and moving forward on the necessary work as we are connected remotely and digitally. Warmly, there has never been a better time to support our Canadian authors by curling up with a past or future Scotiabank Giller Prize winner.
Meet David Chariandy, one of the jurors for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. His first novel, Soucouyant, was nominated for 11 literary prizes, including the Governor General’s Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His second novel, Brother, was nominated for fourteen prizes.
Ian Williams, winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize, will be one of the featured authors at the internationally recognized San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival.
Meet Claire Armitstead, one of the jurors for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She is Associate Editor, Culture, at the Guardian, where she has previously acted as arts editor, literary editor and head of books. She presents the weekly Guardian books podcast and is a regular commentator on radio, and at live events across the UK and internationally. She is a trustee of English PEN.