We are excited to announce that we have brought back Crazy for CanLit! The format has changed slightly but the goal is the same, to celebrate Canadian authors.
Audible.ca and Scotiabank Join Forces to Offer Canadians Free Scotiabank Giller Prize-Winning Audiobooks
Audible.ca, the leading spoken-word entertainment and audiobook producer and provider, announced today that audio editions of 10 of Canada’s acclaimed Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning books will be made available to Canadian listeners for free.
We too are monitoring the situation and blessed for now that we have the ability to still make the appropriate decisions on a timely basis given our fall activities. Rest assured, we are still processing entries and moving forward on the necessary work as we are connected remotely and digitally. Warmly, there has never been a better time to support our Canadian authors by curling up with a past or future Scotiabank Giller Prize winner.
Meet David Chariandy, one of the jurors for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. His first novel, Soucouyant, was nominated for 11 literary prizes, including the Governor General’s Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His second novel, Brother, was nominated for fourteen prizes.
Ian Williams, winner of the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize, will be one of the featured authors at the internationally recognized San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival.
Meet Claire Armitstead, one of the jurors for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She is Associate Editor, Culture, at the Guardian, where she has previously acted as arts editor, literary editor and head of books. She presents the weekly Guardian books podcast and is a regular commentator on radio, and at live events across the UK and internationally. She is a trustee of English PEN.
Mark Sakamoto's book, Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents won CBC Canada Reads and has been a number one national best seller in two separate years. It is currently being developed for screen and theatre. Mark is the host and executive producer of Good People, a CBC television series which explores societal problems and scours the planet for hopeful places and solutions.
Meet Eden Robinson, one of the jurors for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Eden Robinson is a Haisla/Heiltsuk author who grew up in Haisla, British Columbia. Her novels Monkey Beach and Son of a Trickster were both shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Meet Tom Rachman, one of the jurors for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Tom is a Canadian/British author and journalist. He is the author of The Imperfectionists and The Italian Teacher.
The 2020 jury members are: Canadian authors David Chariandy, Eden Robinson and Mark Sakamoto (jury chair), British critic and Editor of the Culture segment of the Guardian, Claire Armitstead, and Canadian/British author and journalist, Tom Rachman.