Meet the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize Jury
The 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to announce the jury panel for the 20th anniversary of the prize. They are: Canadian authors
Margaret Atwood and Esi Edugyan, and American writer Jonathan Lethem.
(Media note: high-resolution photos of the jury are available on the Media Resources page)
Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees throughout her distinguished career. She is the author of more than fifty volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and many of her titles have been adapted to theatre, opera, television, and film. Her best known novels include THE EDIBLE WOMAN, THE HANDMAID’S TALE, THE ROBBER BRIDE and the 1996 Giller Prize winning novel ALIAS GRACE. THE BLIND ASSASSIN won the 2000 Man Booker Prize and ORYX AND CRAKE was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2003. Ms. Atwood’s most recent collection is IN OTHER WORLDS: SF AND THE HUMAN IMAGINATION. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.
Esi Edugyan’s most recent novel, HALF BLOOD BLUES, won the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the 2012 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. The novel was a finalist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, the 2012 Orange Prize, the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, and the 2011 Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize. Her debut novel, THE SECOND LIFE OF SAMUEL TYNE, was published internationally to critical acclaim. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including Best New American Voices 2003. Edugyan has held fellowships in the U.S., Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Spain and Belgium. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and daughter.
Jonathan Lethem is the author of eight novels, including GIRL IN LANDSCAPE and THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE. He is the recipient of the 1999 National Book Critic's Circle Award and the 2000 Macallan Gold Dagger Award for MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN. His story collection, THE WALL OF THE SKY, THE WALL OF THE EYE, received the 1997 World Fantasy Award. His writing has been translated into over thirty languages. Lethem has also published his stories and essays in The New Yorker, Harper's, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and the New York Times. His ninth novel, DISSIDENT GARDENS, will be published in October of this year. Jonathan Lethem lives with his family in Los Angeles and Maine.