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Important Dates2019-10-16T14:14:40+00:00

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 28, 2019

Submission Deadlines

2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize entries (finished books or galleys, no loose pages) are to be submitted according to the following schedule:

Friday, February 15, 2019
Books published between October 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 must be received on or before February 15, 2019.

Monday, April 15, 2019
Books published between March 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019 must be received on or before April 15, 2019.

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Books published between May 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019 must be received on or before June 15, 2019.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Books published between July 1, 2019 and September 30, 2019 must be received on or before August 15, 2019.

Submissions received after the final deadline of August 15, 2019 will be deemed ineligible.

Longlist Announcement

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

The 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist will be announced on Tuesday, September 3, live in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The announcement will be available simultaneously via email press release, CNW, here on the Scotiabank Giller Prize website and via related social media channels.

Between the Pages

Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists will take you inside the minds and creative lives of the writers on the 2019 shortlist. All venues are wheelchair accessible and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be present.

Ticket information will become available soon – please check back.

Ottawa

October 16, 2019
National Gallery Of Canada

Hosted by Jael Richardson, Canadian Writer and Broadcaster, Book Columnist on CBC Radio’s q

SOLD OUT

Halifax

October 18, 2019
Halifax Central Library

Hosted by Jael Richardson, Canadian Writer and Broadcaster, Book Columnist on CBC Radio’s q

SOLD OUT

Vancouver

October 21, 2019
Playhouse Theatre

Hosted by Leslie Hurtig, Artistic Director, Vancouver Writers Fest

SOLD OUT

Winnipeg

October 23, 2019
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Hosted by Rosanna Deerchild, Canadian writer and host of Unreserved on CBC Radio One

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Toronto

October 28, 2019
Koerner Hall

Hosted by Shelagh Rogers, Host and Producer of CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter

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New York

October 30, 2019
Canadian Consulate

Hosted by Parul Sehgal, book critic at The New York Times Book Review and The New York Times

Shortlist Announcement

Monday, September 30, 2019
Toronto, Ontario

The 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist will be announced in Toronto, date to be announced. The announcement will also be available simultaneously via email press release, CNW, here on the Scotiabank Giller Prize website and via related social media channels.

Winner Announcement

Monday, November 18, 2019 // 9:00 p.m. ET

The 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner will be announced at a gala ceremony to honour the finalists in November 18, 2019. The event will air live on CBC and will be available simultaneously via email press release, CNW, Scotiabank Giller Prize website and related social media channels.

Scotia Wealth Management is proud to be the lead presenting sponsor of the commercial-free broadcast on CBC hosted by singer and author Jann Arden.

#GillerWinner Twitter Chat

Thursday, November 21, 2019 // 2:00 p.m. ET

Readers will have the opportunity to congratulate the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner during an hour-long #GillerWinner Twitter chat.