November 09, 2021
Omar El Akkad Wins $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for Sophomore Novel
Last night, at one of the first in-person literary events since the beginning of the pandemic, novelist Omar El Akkad was announced as the winner of the $100,000 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize. El Akkad, ...
October 05, 2021
2021 Scotiabank Giller Shortlist Announced
The Scotiabank Giller Prize has announced their five-title 2021 shortlist, featuring four novels and one short story collection. The list features books from two independent Canadian publishers (House ...
September 08, 2021
Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announced, including Writer-in-Residence Angélique Lalonde's Debut Collection
It's a nerve-wracking and exciting morning for writers and publishers across the country as the Scotiabank Giller Prize announces their 2021 longlist. The 12-title list is a nod to the books that will ...
November 10, 2020
Souvankham Thammavongsa Wins 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for Debut Story Collection
Last night in an online broadcast, Souvankham Thammavongsa was named the winner of the $100,000 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her debut short story collection How To Pronounce Knife (McClelland ...
October 05, 2020
Giller Shortlist Day: Past Winners Announce 5-Title List
In a live online announcement this morning, five past winners of the Scotiabank Giller Prize announced the 2020 shortlist for the prize.Two-time winner Esi Edugyan kicked things off, followed by Sean ...
September 08, 2020
A Great Year for Independent Publishing: Ian Williams announces 14 Title 2020 Giller Longlist
This morning via livestream, the Scotiabank Giller Prize announced their 14 title longlist. Hosted by 2019 winner Ian Williams (author of Reproduction), the announcement ushered in the 2020 fall literary ...
August 05, 2020
Giller Foundation Donates $25,000 to Indigenous Literary Studies Association and Diaspora Dialogues
The Giller Foundation announced yesterday they will be making donations of $25,000 each to the Indigenous Literary Studies Association and Diaspora Dialogues, two organizations dedicated to supporting ...
January 13, 2020
Scotiabank Giller Prize Announces 2020 Jury
With 2019 winner Ian Williams still fresh in our minds, jurors have now been announced for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize.Celebrating its 27th year, Executive Director Elana Rabinovitch revealed today ...
November 19, 2019
Ian Williams Takes Home 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Ian Williams, first-time novelist and author of Reproduction (Random House Canada), has won the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize.The $100,000 award was presented during a black-tie dinner and ceremony last ...
September 30, 2019
Giller Prize Announces Six-Title 2019 Shortlist
Today the Scotiabank Giller Prize narrowed its 12-title longlist to just six titles. The 2019 jury with the tough task of whittling down the list is made up of Donna Bailey Nurse, Randy Boyagoda (jury ...