Casey Plett's short story collection, A Dream of a Woman has been longlisted for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She is the author of the novel Little Fish (Arsenal Pulp Press), winner of the Amazon Canada First Novel Award and a Lambda Literary Award, and the short story collection A Safe Girl to Love (Topside Press), also a Lambda Literary Award winner. She is also the co-editor of the anthology Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers (Topside Press). She wrote a column on transitioning for McSweeney's Internet Tendency and her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Maclean's, The Walrus, Plenitude, the Winnipeg Free Press, and other publications. She is the winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Best Transgender Fiction and received an Honour of Distinction from The Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. She lives in Windsor, Ontario.
Linda Rui Feng's novel, Swimming Back to Trout River has been longlisted for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Born in Shanghai, she has lived in San Francisco, New York, and Toronto. She is a graduate of Harvard and Columbia Universities and is currently a professor of Chinese cultural history at the University of Toronto. She has been twice awarded a MacDowell Fellowship for her fiction, and her prose and poetry have appeared in journals such as The Fiddlehead, Kenyon Review Online, Santa Monica Review, and Washington Square Review. Swimming Back to Trout River is her first novel.
Angélique Lalonde's short story collection, Glorious Frazzled Beings has been longlisted for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She was the recipient of the 2019 Journey Prize, has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, and was awarded an Emerging Writer’s residency at the Banff Centre. Her work has been published in numerous journals and magazines. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Victoria. Lalonde is the second-eldest of four daughters. She dwells on Gitxsan Territory in Northern British Columbia with her partner, two small children, and many non-human beings.
Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, is pleased to announce the 2021 longlist. Last year’s winner, Souvankham Thammavongsa announced the list today on www.scotiabankgillerprize.ca/live. It was also announced via the Scotiabank Giller Prize’s YouTube and Facebook page. The 12 titles were chosen from a field of 132 books submitted by publishers from across Canada.
September is an exciting month for CanLit lovers because 29 new titles are being released! Please visit the 2021 Craving CanLit page on our website to see the full list of books being published this year.