Giller Book Club


Giller Book Club

About the Giller Book Club

Launched in January 2021, the Giller Book Club is one of the Giller Foundation’s initiatives to celebrate Canadian authors year-round. The Giller Book Club celebrates and highlights the books from the previous year’s longlist. The 60-minute discussions uniquely pair the longlisted authors with Canadian icons, other writers, journalists, reviewers, presidents of publishing houses, and artistic figures as interviewers. The Giller Book Club brings all of this homegrown talent into the homes of Canadians and people around the world and invites them into the conversation by allowing attendees to ask the author questions.

All of the book club conversations are recorded and available on the Scotiabank Giller Prize’s YouTube channel and website.

The line-up for 2024 the Giller Book Club will be available in the new year. From January to June 2024, we will be featuring the books from the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist and invite you to read along with us!

2024 Schedule

We Have Never Lived on Earth

Kasia Van Schaik &
Ruth Rakoff


Giller Book Club: Girlfriend on Mars

Deborah Willis &
Rebecca Makkai


How to Participate

Sign Up

Receive regular updates about
the Giller Book Club


Register to attend the
one-hour interviews


Read the book or listen to the
audiobook on Audible.


Tune in to the live interviews
and ask questions.

Join Group

Join The Giller Book Club
Facebook Group

Snap a Pic

Post a photo of you reading on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #GillerBookClub


Participate in the discussion questions on @gillerprize’s social media channels

Past Giller Book Clubs

We invite you to click on the book covers below to watch past Giller Book Club conversations!

The Rooftop Garden by Menaka Raman-Wilms
Wait Softly Brother by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
The Clarion book cover
The Islands by Dionne Irving
Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton
The Double Life of Benson by Kevin Chong
A Minor Chorus by Billy-Ray Belcourt
Lucien & Olivia by André Narbonne
Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson
All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac
Pure Colour by Sheila Heti
Hotline by Dimitri Nasrallah
In the City of Pigs by André Forget
If An Egyptian Cannot Speak English by Noor Naga
Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century book cover
Stray Dogs by Rawi Hage
We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies by Tsering Yangzom Lama
The Sleeping Car Porter
We, Jane
A Dream of A Woman
The Strangers
The Listeners
Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson
Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo
Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
Consent by Annabel Lyon
Thomas King by Indians on Vacation
All I Ask by Eva Crocker
Here the Dark by David Bergen
Dominoes at the Crossroads by Kaie Kellough
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Clyde Fans by Seth
Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi


Have a question about how to participate in the Giller Book Club? Browse through the FAQ below.
If we’ve missed something, please email us at info [at] scotiabankgillerprize.ca!

Everyone is welcome to join the Giller Book Club. We encourage you to sign-up for our book club mailing list to receive updates. To attend the live talks with the authors, you must register to attend.

We encourage you to sign up for our email newsletter to receive updates about the Giller Book Club.

The Giller Book Club will resume in January 2024 when we will feature the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist.

The Giller Book Club will resume in January 2024 when we will feature the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist.

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