TORONTO , Sept. 27,
2022 /CNW/ - Today, the Scotiabank Giller Prize
shortlist was announced, celebrating five Canadian fiction writers
and the 29th edition of the Prize. The announcement was
made at the Jack Rabinovitch Reading Room at The Toronto Reference
Library in Toronto.
The authors named to the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist
- Kim Fu for her short
story collection, Lesser-Known Monsters of the 21st Century,
published by Coach House Books
- Rawi Hage for his story
collection, Stray Dogs, published by Knopf Canada, an
imprint of Penguin Random House Canada
- Tsering Yangzom Lama for
her novel, We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies, published
by McClelland & Stewart, an imprint of Penguin Random House
- Suzette Mayr for her
novel, The Sleeping Car Porter, published by Coach House
- Noor Naga for her novel, If an Egyptian Cannot Speak
English, published by Graywolf
This year's jury, made up of Canadian authors Casey Plett (Jury Chair), Kaie Kellough and Waubgeshig Rice,
and American authors Katie
Kitamura and Scott
Spencer, narrowed down the 138 submitted works to 14 to
create the longlist and today announced the shortlisted
Of the shortlist, the Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to
- Women dominate this year's shortlist.
- Two short story collections and three novels have been
- Noor Naga and Tsering Yangzom
Lama are both debut novelists.
- Rawi Hage was longlisted in 2018
for his novel Beirut Hellfire Society and shortlisted in
2006 and 2008 for De Niro's Game and Cockroach,
- Suzette Mayr was longlisted for
the Prize in 2011 for her novel, Monoceros.
- Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st
Century is Kim Fu's third
Read the jury citations here about each of the shortlisted
The 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted books are available
in accessible format for print-disabled Canadians through the
National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS) and the
Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).
CBC is pleased to announce that acclaimed Canadian artist and
performer Rupi Kaur along with
award-winning actor Sarah Gadon will
co-host the Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast on November 7, 2022. The broadcast will be presented
commercial-free courtesy of Scotia Wealth Management.
Watch the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize on Monday, November 7 at 9
p.m. ET on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service,
with a livestream also available on cbcbooks.ca/gillerprize.
Listeners can tune into a broadcast special on CBC Radio One and
"The five authors nominated for this year's Scotiabank Giller
Prize shortlist are exceptional. The jury agonized over the final
five books, arguing passionately and forcefully for their choices.
The list they ultimately arrived at showcases the depth and breadth
of Canadian literature. Congratulations to all."
Elana Rabinovitch, Executive
Director, Scotiabank Giller Prize
"Scotiabank congratulates the authors named to the 2022
Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist. This year's shortlisted authors
represent an inspiring group of literary talent in Canada. As a long-standing partner of the
Giller Prize we share the same passion and commitment to the arts
as the Rabinovitch family who founded the Prize 29 years ago.
Scotiabank is proud to help bring the stories of these Canadian
authors to the world."
Laura Curtis Ferrera, Chief Marketing Officer,
Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller
Prize Finalists will take the authors across the country
and into the United States. Their
final stop will be at Koerner Hall in Toronto on November 3rd. It will be
livestreamed on the Prize's website and Facebook and YouTube pages.
For more information please visit: scotiabankgillerprize.ca/BTP
About the Prize
The Giller Prize, founded by
Jack Rabinovitch in 1994, highlights
the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. In 2005, the
prize teamed up with Scotiabank who increased the winnings
four-fold. The Scotiabank Giller Prize now awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best
Canadian novel, graphic 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 Toronto businessman Jack
Rabinovitch, who passed away in August 2017.
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