David Bergen’s short story collection, Here The Dark has been longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. He has published eight novels and a collection of short stories. His work has been nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Impac Dublin Literary Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He won the Giller Prize for his novel The Time in Between. In 2018, he was given the Writers’ Trust Matt Cohen Award: In Celebration of a Writing Life.
Souvankham Thammavongsa’s short story collection, How to Pronounce Knife has been longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She is the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster
Shani Mootoo’s novel, Polar Vortex has been longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Shani was born in Ireland, grew up in Trinidad, and lives in Canada. She holds an MA in English from the University of Guelph, writes fiction and poetry, and is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited locally and internationally.
The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents its 2020 Longlist September 8, 2020 September 8, 2020 (Toronto, ON) – The Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to announce the 2020 longlist. The 2019 [...]
It's the beginning of a new month and we're excited to share a list of books being published over the coming weeks! Check out the Crazy for CanLit page on our website to view the full list of books published between October 2019 and September 2020 - this is the timeframe we accepted submissions for the 2020 Prize.
On September 8, at 10 a.m. ET, the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist will be announced. This year's longlist will be revealed by 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner, Ian Williams.
We hope your summer has been filled with lots of reading and sunshine. It’s our goal to continue to promote Canadian authors and share new book releases with you. We would love to see what you’re reading. Use the hashtag #CrazyforCanLit and tag us using @gillerprize on social media. Enjoy this list of books being released in August 2020!
The Giller Foundation Donates $25,000 to the Indigenous Literary Studies Association and Diaspora Dialogues
Today, The Giller Foundation announced two donations to writers’ groups focused on inclusivity and diversity. A donation of $25,000 will be given to the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) and another $25,000 to Diaspora Dialogues. Both organizations focus on supporting, mentoring and nurturing writers who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour.
We hope your summer is off to a great start! Have you visited our Crazy for CanLit page recently? We are constantly updating it so that you can continue to build your TBR list and be introduced to Canadian authors. Here is a list of the books being released in July 2020!
Last month we relaunched Crazy for CanLit, an initiative to help celebrate Canadian authors. This list contains fiction and graphic novels published between October 2019 and September 2020. We hope this helps you build your TBR list and introduces you to new authors. Here is a list of the books being released in June 2020!