Today, in a morning press event at the Soho House in downtown Toronto, more than 100 media and members of the publishing industry gathered to hear the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize announce its shortlist.
The six finalists were chosen by the award-winning, three-member jury empanelled for the 2014 prize: Canadian author Shauna Singh Baldwin, British novelist Justin Cartwright, and American writer Francine Prose.
This is the 21st year of the prize.
The shortlist was selected from a longlist of 12 books. One 161 titles were submitted by 63 publishing houses from across the country.
The Scotiabank Giller Prize is delighted to present a series of very special events featuring this year’s shortlisted authors, taking place in Halifax on October 20, Toronto on November 3 and Vancouver on November 6. 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 2014 shortlist. Special guests will present readings from the books and performances by local artists will round out an unforgettable evening of Canadian arts and culture. For dates and forthcoming ticket information, please visit: Scotiabank Giller Prize Events.
The Scotiabank Giller Prize will air on CBC Television on Monday, November 10 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) with host Jian Ghomeshi of CBC Radio's Q.
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