The Scotiabank Giller Prize, founded in 1994, highlights the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. The prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000 to each of the finalists. The award is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller by her husband, the late Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch, who passed away in August 2017.
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 2019 shortlist.
The 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced its shortlist on Monday, September 30, 2019. The six titles were chosen from a longlist of 12 books announced in St. John’s, NL on September 3, 2019. One hundred and seventeen titles were submitted from publishers across the country.
The Finalists are:
by David Bezmozgis
Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club
by Megan Gail Coles
by Michael Crummey
by Alix Ohlin
by Steven Price
by Ian Williams
Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs.