Scotiabank Giller Prize

Celebrating excellence in Canadian fiction.











Scotiabank Giller Prize
 November 2019 
Location: Toronto, ON



We’re proud to celebrate the very best in Canadian fiction, through our sponsorship of the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

On November 19, 2018 Esi Edugyan won the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize for Washington Black. This is Esi's second Scotiabank Giller Prize after she won in 2001 for her novel Half-Blood Blues. 

Follow the excitement of the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize as it builds to the announcement of both the short and longlist, culminating with the winner announced at the fall gala. 

The longlist, shortlist, and winner will be selected by an esteemed five-member jury panel: Canadian authors Donna Bailey Nurse and Randy Boyagoda (jury chair), Canadian playwright José Teodoro, Scottish-Sierra Leonean author Aminatta Forna and Bosnian-American author Aleksandar (Sasha) Hemon.

This year's longlist will be presented in St. John's, Newfoundland in early September and the shortlist announced later in the same month at an event in Toronto. The winner is named at a nationally televised black-tie dinner and awards ceremony in Toronto in November.

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