Scotiabank Giller Prize

Celebrating excellence in Canadian fiction.












Scotiabank Giller Prize


  • Longlist Announcement: September 8, 2021
  • Shortlist Annoucement: October 5, 2021
  • Between The Pages Event: November 4, 2021
  • Winner Announcement: November 8, 2021

Location: Toronto, ON


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

In November 2020, Souvankham Thammavongsa won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her collection of short stories How To Pronounce Knife, published by Penguin Random House Canada.

Follow the excitement of the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize as it builds to the announcement of both the Longlist and Shorlist, culminating with the winner announcement on November 8, 2021 via a live broadcast on the CBC (9PM E.T.)

The Longlist, Shortlist and Winner will be selected by an esteemed five-member jury panel: They are Award winning Canadian authors Megan Gail ColesZalika Reid-Benta (jury chair) and Joshua Whitehead, Malaysian writer and Whitbread and Commonwealth award winner, Tash Aw and American author and winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize, Joshua Ferris.

This year’s Longlist and Shortlist will be announced virtually via webcast at with Shortlisted authors connecting with readers at the Between The Pages event. The winner will be announced at the nationally televised live broadcast on November 8, 2021 on the CBC at 9PM (ET).

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