Omar El Akkad’s novel, What Strange Paradise has been longlisted for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize. He is an author and journalist. His debut novel, American War, was an international bestseller and has been translated into thirteen languages. It won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, the Oregon Book Award for fiction, and the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Kim Thúy’s novel, em, translated by Sheila Fischman has been longlisted for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Born in Saigon in 1968, KIM THÚY left Vietnam with the boat people at the age of ten and settled with her family in Quebec. A graduate in translation and law, she has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer, restaurant owner, media personality and television host. She lives in Montreal and devotes herself to writing. Kim Thúy has received many awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award in 2010, and was one of the top 4 finalists of the Alternative Nobel Prize in 2018. Her books have sold more than 850,000 copies around the world and have been translated into 29 languages and distributed across 40 countries and territories.
The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents its 2021 Longlist September 8, 2021 September 8, 2021 (Toronto, ON) – Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, is pleased to announce [...]
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.
Jann Arden to Host the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala November 11, 2019 On Monday, November 18, 2019, at 9:00 p.m. ET, Jann Arden will host the 2019 Scotiabank Giller [...]
There are a number of ways to tune in to the live broadcast of the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize gala hosted by Jann Arden on Monday, November 18, 2019, at 9:00 p.m. ET.