3 Penguin Random House Titles on Scotiabank Giller Prize 2018 Shortlist

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Two Penguin Random House Canada authors, plus one Penguin Random House U.S. author, are in the running for the 25th-Anniversary Scotiabank Giller Prize, as finalists on the 2018 shortlist, announced on Monday.

Congratulations are in order for Sheila Heti, recognized for her novel Motherhood, published by Knopf Canada, edited by Lynn Henry; and for Thea Lim for her novel An Ocean of Minutes, published by Viking Canada, edited by Helen Smith with support from Lara Hinchberger.

Congratulations also to Esi Edugyan for Washington Black, which Knopf publishes in the U.S. (Patrick Crean Editions/HarperCollins in Canada).

They join nominees Patrick deWitt for French Exit (House of Anansi Press) and Eric Dupont for Songs for the Cold of Heart (Baraka Books).

We also recognize the achievements of our longlisted authors: Rawi Hage for his novel Beirut Hellfire Society, published by Knopf Canada, edited by Lynn Henry; Emma Hooper for her novel Our Homesick Songs; published by Hamish Hamilton Canada, edited by Nicole Winstanley; Tanya Tagaq for her novel Split Tooth, published by Viking Canada (also published by Viking in the U.S.), edited by Nick Garrison; and Kim Thúy for her novel Vi, translated by Sheila Fischman, published by Random House Canada, and edited by Pamela Murray.

The Giller Prize, founded in 1994, recognizes excellence in Canadian fiction – long format or short stories – and endows the largest purse for literature in the country. The jury this year is comprised of Kamal Al-Solaylee (chair), Maxine Bailey, John Freeman, Philip Hensher, and Heather O’Neill.

The winner will be named the evening of November 19. See the full shortlist announcement here.

Posted: October 2, 2018