Penguin Random House Canada celebrates the announcement of six authors (out of 12 nominees) on the longlist for this year’s 25th-Anniversary Scotiabank Giller Prize:
Rawi Hage for his novel BEIRUT HELLFIRE SOCIETY, published by Knopf Canada, and edited by Lynn Henry.
Sheila Heti for her novel MOTHERHOOD, published by Knopf Canada, and edited by Lynn Henry.
Emma Hooper for her novel OUR HOMESICK SONGS, published by Hamish Hamilton Canada, and edited by Nicole Winstanley.
Thea Lim for her novel AN OCEAN OF MINUTES, published by Viking Canada, and edited by Helen Smith with support from Lara Hinchberger.
Tanya Tagaq for her novel SPLIT TOOTH, published by Viking Canada, and edited by Nick Garrison.
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 shortlist will be announced on October 1, and the winner will be named on November 19.
Click here for the full list of nominees.
Posted: September 17, 2018