Events and Important Dates

You’ll want to mark these important Scotiabank Giller Prize dates on your calendar. We hope you’ll tune in and join us, online or in person as the occasions present themselves.

Jury Announcement

Monday, January 13, 2020

Submission Deadlines

2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize entries (finished books or galleys, no loose pages) are to be submitted according to the following schedule:

February 14, 2020
Books published between October 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020 must be received on or before February 14, 2020.

April 17, 2020
Books published between March 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020 must be received on or before April 17, 2020.

June 19, 2020
Books published between May 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020 must be received on or before June 19, 2020.

August 14, 2020
Books published between July 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020 must be received on or before August 14, 2020.

Submissions received after the final deadline of August 14, 2020 will be deemed ineligible.

Longlist Announcement

September 8, 2020
Virtual event

The 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist will be announced in September 2020, during a live virtual event. The announcement will be available simultaneously via email press release, CNW, on the Scotiabank Giller Prize website and via related social media channels.

Shortlist Announcement

October 5, 2020
Virtual event

The 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist will be announced in September 2020, during a live virtual event. The announcement will be available simultaneously via email press release, CNW, on the Scotiabank Giller Prize website and via related social media channels.

Between the Pages

November 2, 2020 // 7:30 p.m. ET
Virtual event

Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists will take place digitally this fall on www.scotiabankgillerprize.ca/live, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Hosted by Jael Richardson, it will be an hour of readings, questions and answers, and will take you inside the minds and creative lives of the writers on the 2020 shortlist.

Winner Announcement

November 9, 2020 // 9 p.m. ET
Virtual event

Watch the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service, where the winner will be announced. A 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).

Eric McCormack will host the Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast which will feature a performance by Canadian jazz pianist and singer, Diana Krall. The broadcast will be presented commercial-free courtesy of Scotia Wealth Management.

#GillerWinner Twitter Chat

November 12, 2020 // 2:00 p.m. ET

Readers will have the opportunity to congratulate the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner during an hour-long #GillerWinner Twitter chat.