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Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Joshua Whitehead

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree/nehiyaw, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of Full-Metal Indigiqueer and the winner of the Governor General’s History Award for the Indigenous Arts and Stories Challenge in 2016. Currently, he is working on a PhD in Indigenous Literatures and Cultures in the University of Calgary’s English department (Treaty 7). Jonny Appleseed is his first novel.

2018-09-25T14:18:34+00:00Giller Spotlight|Comments Off on Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Joshua Whitehead

Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Eric Dupont

Born in 1970, Eric Dupont lives and works in Montreal. He has published 4 novels with Marchand de feuilles and in France with Éditions du Toucan and Éditions J’ai lu (Flammarion). He is a past winner of Radio-Canada’s “Combat des livres” (the equivalent of the CBC’s Canada Reads contest), a finalist for the Prix littéraire France-­Québec and the Prix des cinq continents, and a winner of the Prix des libraires and the Prix littéraire des collégiens. His fourth novel, Songs for the Cold of Heart (La fiancée américaine) translated by Peter McCambridge, has sold over 60,000 copies in Quebec alone.

2018-09-24T15:38:41+00:00Giller Spotlight|Comments Off on Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Eric Dupont

Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq is an improvisational performer, avant-garde composer, and experimental recording artist who won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for her album Animism, a work that disrupted the music world in Canada and beyond with its powerfully original vision. Tanya’s most recent album Retribution was released in fall 2016. Split Tooth is her first novel.

Tanya has been selected for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist for her novel, Split Tooth.

2018-09-23T14:33:52+00:00Giller Spotlight|Comments Off on Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Tanya Tagaq

Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti is the author of seven books, including the novel How Should a Person Be? which was named a New York Times Notable Book; the story collection The Middle Stories; and the novel Ticknor. Her books have been translated into twelve languages, and her writing has been featured in various publications, including the New York Times, London Review of Books, the New Yorker, n+ 1, McSweeney’s, Harper’s and the Believer. She lives in Toronto. Sheila has been selected for the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist for her novel, Motherhood.

2018-09-22T16:34:14+00:00Giller Spotlight|Comments Off on Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Sheila Heti

Scotiabank Giller Prize Spotlight: Paige Cooper

Paige Cooper was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains. Her stories have appeared in The Fiddlehead, West Branch, Michigan Quarterly Review, Gulf Coast Online, Canadian Notes & Queries, The New Quarterly, Minola Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, and have been anthologized in The Journey Prize Stories and Best Canadian Stories. She lives in Montreal. Paige's story collection Zolitude is one of 12 books selected for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist.

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents its 2018 Longlist

The Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to announce its longlist for this year’s award. The 2017 Prize winner, Michael Redhill, announced the list during a ceremony at The Rooms in St. John’s, NL. The 12 titles were chosen from a field of 104 books submitted by publishers all across Canada. This year the Prize celebrates its 25th anniversary.

2018-09-22T16:33:33+00:00Announcements|Comments Off on The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents its 2018 Longlist

Introducing the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize Jury

The 2018 jury members are: Canadian writer and journalist Kamal Al-Solaylee, playwright and VP of advancement for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Maxine Bailey, American writer John Freeman, English novelist Philip Hensher, and Canadian author Heather O'Neill.

2018-08-09T19:43:33+00:00News|Comments Off on Introducing the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize Jury