Important Dates2018-11-21T19:32:02+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

February 12, 2018

Meet the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury.

Submission Deadlines

2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize entries (finished books or galleys, no loose pages) are to be submitted according to the following schedule:

February 15, 2018
Books published between October 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018 must be received on or before February 15, 2018.

April 15, 2018
Books published between March 1, 2018 and April 30, 2018 must be received on or before April 15, 2018.

June 15, 2018
Books published between May 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018 must be received on or before June 15, 2018.

August 15, 2018
Books published between July 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018 must be received on or before August 15, 2018.

Submissions received after the final deadline of August 15, 2018 will be deemed ineligible.

Longlist Announcement

September 17, 2018
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

The 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist will be announced on Monday, September 17th, 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.

Shortlist Announcement

October 1, 2018
Toronto, Ontario

The 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist will be announced on Monday, October 1st. 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.

Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists

October-November, 2018

Through the Between the Pages presentations in cities across Canada, readers will get a chance to peer inside the minds and creative lives of the writers who’ve made it onto the 2018 shortlist. Each event will feature special guest appearances and entertainment drawn from each locale.

Calgary

October 11, 2018
Bella Theatre

Vancouver

October 15, 2018
Vancouver Playhouse

Halifax

October 25, 2018
Library & Prince George Hotel

Ottawa

October 30, 2018
National Gallery of Canada

Toronto

November 5, 2018
Koerner Hall

NYC

November 7, 2018
New Museum

London

November 15, 2018
Canada House

Winner Announcement

November 19, 2018

The 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner will be announced at a gala ceremony to honour the finalists in November 19, 2018. 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. More details to follow.

#GillerWinner Twitter Chat

November 22, 2018 // 2:00 p.m. ET

Readers will have an opportunity to offer congratulations and ask Esi Edugyan questions during an hour-long #GillerWinner chat on Twitter.

Learn more