the testaments

Atwood Among 5 Penguin Random House Canada Scotiabank Giller Prize 2019 Longlisters

Margaret Atwood’s THE TESTAMENTS is a semi-finalist for the  2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s premier annual fiction award, marking her novel’s second international literary-prize recognition this week, following her Booker Prize short listing. It will be published September 10 by McClelland & Stewart in Canada. and by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday in the U.S. 

Of the twelve Giller long-listed titles, announced on September 3, Penguin Random House Canada imprints publish five: THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood (McClelland & Stewart) Co-edited by Louise Dennys, Executive Publisher, Penguin Random House Canada, and Martha Kanya-Forstner, Editor-In-Chief, McClelland & Stewart. U.S. (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday) GREENWOOD by Michael Christie (McClelland & Stewart) Edited by Anita Chong, Senior Editor, McClelland & Stewart. U.S.. (Hogarth, 2/25/2020) THE INNOCENTS by Michael Crummey (Doubleday Canada) Edited by Martha Kanya-Forstner. U.S.  (Doubleday) LAMPEDUSA by Steven Price  (McClelland & Stewart) Edited by Martha Kanya-Forstner. REPRODUCTION by Ian Willams (Random House Canada) Edited by Anne Collins, VP & Publisher, Knopf Random House Canada. A special call out to M&S Editor-In-Chief Martha Kanya-Forstner for her extraordinary hat trick, with three books in the running for this year’s prize. The complete Giller Long List is here. Congratulations to Kristin Cochrane, her M&S, RHC, and DDC publishing teams, and of course to our semi-finalist authors. Ahead: the Scotiabank Giller Short List on Monday, September 30, and the Monday, November 18 Awards dinner.