Video Archives

The Giller Master Panels

Beyond Words: The Art of Translation

August 9, 2021
Moderator: Eric Dupont
Panelists: Katia Grubisic, Peter McCambridge, Rhonda Mullins, Susan Ouriou

Canada’s Leading 2SLGBTQ+ Voices

July 12, 2021
Moderator: Kama La Mackerel
Panelists: Arielle Twist, Catherine Hernandez, Joshua Whitehead, Lorimer Shenher

Indigenous Authors Explore Identity Through Language

June 21, 2021
Moderator: Duncan McCue
Panelists: Cherie Dimaline, Drew Hayden Taylor, Waubgeshig Rice, Katherena Vermette

Asian-Canadian Writers Share Their Stories

May 31, 2021
Moderator: Ali Hassan
Panelists: Philip Huynh, Maria Qamar, Kerri Sakamoto, Yasuko Thanh

Graphic Novels Take Centre Stage

April 19, 2021
Moderator: Michael Redhill
Panelists: Johnnie Christmas, Meags Fitzgerald, Lorina Mapa, Seth

The Peril’s of Publishing While Female

March 22, 2021
Moderator: Judith Pereira
Panelists: Susan Swan, Karma Brown, Téa Mutonji

Black Writers’ Experience Publishing in Canada

February 16, 2021
Moderator: Cecil Foster
Panelists: Ian Williams, Zalika Reid-Benta, Chelene Knight, Rinaldo Walcott

The Giller Book Club

The Pull of the Stars

August 30, 2021
Interviewer: Jael Richardson
Author: Emma Donoghue

Butter Honey Pig Bread

August 16, 2021
Interviewer: Donna Bailey Nurse
Author: Francesca Ekwuyasi

Clyde Fans

July 26, 2021
Interviewer: Michael Redhill
Author: Seth

The Glass Hotel

July 5, 2021
Interviewer: Merilyn Simonds
Author: Emily St. John Mandel

Watching You Without Me

June 14, 2021
Interviewer: Ian Williams
Author: Lynn Coady

Dominoes at the Crossroads

May 24, 2021
Interviewer: David Chariandy
Author: Kaie Kellough

Here the Dark

May 10, 2021
Interviewer: Tom Rachman
Author: David Bergen

All I Ask

April 26, 2021
Interviewer: Lisa Moore
Author: Eva Crocker

Indians on Vacation

April 5, 2021
Interviewer: Rosanna Deerchild
Author: Thomas King


March 15, 2021
Interviewer: Ben McNally
Author: Annabel Lyon

Five Little Indians

March 1, 2021
Interviewer: Kamal Al-Solaylee
Author: Michelle Good

Polar Vortex

February 8, 2021
Interviewer: Claire Armitstead
Author: Shani Mootoo


January 25, 2021
Interviewer: Sarah MacLachlan
Author: Gil Adamson

How to Pronounce Knife

January 14, 2021
Interviewer: Madeleine Thien
Author: Souvankham Thammavongsa

2020 Videos

2020 Broadcast

Watch the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast on Monday, November 9, at 9 p.m. ET (11:30 AT/12 midnight NT) on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service. The livestream will begin at 9 p.m. ET on CBC Books, and a broadcast special will air on CBC Radio One and the free CBC Listen App at 9 p.m. (10 AT/10:30 NT). The evening will be hosted by Eric McCormack with a special performance by Diana Krall.

2020 Between the Pages

Hosted by Jael Richardson, Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists took place on November 2, 2020. It was an hour of readings, questions and answers and took viewers inside the minds and creative lives of the writers on the 2020 shortlist.

2020 Shortlist Announcement

The 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist announcement took place on October 5, 2020, at 10 a.m. ET. The shortlist was announced by previous Prize winners Esi Edugyan, Michael Redhill, Madeleine Thien, Sean Michaels and Elizabeth Hay.

2020 Longlist Announcement

The 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist was announced on by 2019 Prize winner Ian Williams on September 8, 2020, at 10 a.m. ET.

2018 Videos

2018 Longlist Announcement

September 17, 2018
The Rooms in St. John’s, NL.

2016 Videos

Mona Awad

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
Penguin Canada

Gary Barwin

Yiddish for Pirates
Random House Canada

Emma Donoghue

The Wonder
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Catherine Leroux

The Party Wall
Translated by Lazer Lederhendler

Madeleine Thien

Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Alfred A. Knopf Canada

Zoe Whittall

The Best Kind of People
House of Anansi Press Inc.

2015 Videos

André Alexis

Fifteen Dogs
Coach House Books

Samuel Archibald

Translated by Donald Winkler

Heather O’Neill

Daydreams of Angels
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Anakana Schofield

Martin John
A John Metcalf Book, an imprint of Biblioasis

2015 Longlist Announcement

September 9, 2015
Moyse Hall Theatre, Montreal

2015 Shortlist Announcement

October 5, 2015
Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto

2014 Videos

David Bezmozgis

The Betrayers
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Frances Itani

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Sean Michaels

Us Conductors
Random House Canada

Heather O’Neill

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Miriam Toews

All My Puny Sorrows
Alfred A. Knopf Canada

Padma Viswanathan

The Ever After of Ashwin Rao
Random House Canada

2014 Longlist Announcement

September 16, 2014
Moyse Hall Theatre, Montreal

2014 Shortlist Announcement

October 6, 2014
Soho House, Toronto

2012 Videos

Will Ferguson

Viking Canada

Alix Ohlin

House of Anansi Press

Nancy Richler

The Imposter Bride

Kim Thúy

Random House Canada

Russell Wangersky

Whirl Away
Thomas Allen Publishers

2011 Videos

David Bezmozgis

The Free World

Lynn Coady

The Antagonist
House of Anansi Press

Patrick deWitt

The Sisters Brothers
House of Anansi Press

Esi Edugyan

Half-Blood Blues
Thomas Allen Publishers

Zsuzsi Gartner

Better Living Through Plastic Explosives
Hamish Hamilton Canada

Michael Ondaatje

The Cat’s Table
McClelland & Stewart

2010 Videos

David Bergen

The Matter with Morris

Alexander MacLeod

Light Lifting

Sarah Selecky

This Cake Is for the Party
Thomas Allen Publishers

Johanna Skibsrud

The Sentimentalists
Penguin Canada

Kathleen Winter

House of Anansi Press