El Akkad, Thúy Among 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlisters

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As reported previously on Igloo, five books published by Penguin Random House Canada imprints are on the 12-title longlist for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s most prestigious literary award for fiction.

One of the longlisters is published by Alfred A. Knopf in the U.S.; and one title is published in the U.S. by Seven Stories Press, a Penguin Random House Publisher Services client publisher:

  • WHAT STRANGE PARADISE by Omar El Akkad (U.S.: Alfred A. Knopf; CA: McClelland & Stewart)
    Edited by Jared Bland, Publisher, McClelland & Stewart/Hazlitt, Vice President, Penguin Random House Canada
  • EM by Kim Thúy, translated by Sheila Fischman (U.S.: Seven Stories Press , a PRHPS client publisher; CA: Random House Canada,)
    Edited from the French by Pamela Murray, Senior Editor, Random House Canada

The 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist will be announced on Tuesday, October 5. The winner, to be named on Monday, November 8, will take home a prize of $100,000, while each finalist will receive $10,000, making the Giller the richest literary prize in Canada.

To see the complete 2021 Giller Prize longlist, click here.

Posted: September 8, 2021