The Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist has been announced, celebrating five Canadian fiction writers and the 27th edition of the Prize.
The authors named to the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist are:
- Gil Adamson, for her novel Ridgerunner, published by House of Anansi Press
- David Bergen, for his short story collection Here The Dark, published by Biblioasis
- Shani Mootoo, for her novel Polar Vortex, published by Book*hug Press
- Emily St. John Mandel, for her novel The Glass Hotel, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
- Souvankham Thammavongsa, for her short story collection How To Pronounce Knife, published by McClelland & Stewart, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada
This year’s jury, comprising of Canadian authors Mark Sakamoto (jury chair), Eden Robinson and David Chariandy, Canadian British novelist Tom Rachman and literary critic for The Guardian, Claire Armitstead, narrowed down the 118 submitted works to 14 to create the longlist and today announced the five shortlisted authors.
CBC is pleased to announce that Canadian actor, Eric McCormack will host the Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast on November 9, 2020, 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.
The 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted books are available in accessible format for print-disabled Canadians through the National Network for Equitable Library Service NNELS (nnels.ca) and the Centre for Equitable Library Access CELA (celalibrary.ca).
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