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As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, we’re getting to know this year’s jury a bit better.

Hear from Canadian author Kamal Al-Solaylee (also the Jury Chair), Canadian playwright Maxine Bailey, American author John Freeman, British author Philip Hensher and two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist, author Heather O’Neill. They share what it’s like being on the jury, the impact of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and their advice for young writers.



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To find out more about the jury members – visit the Scotiabank Giller Prize site.

Want to see who the jury picks as the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner? Tune in to watch the show live on Monday, November 19 on CBC and CBC Radio One at 8:00pm and will be livestreamed at