2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Revealed

September 17, 2018 | Book Buzz

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Twelve books have been nominated for this year's 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize, one of Canada's most lucrative literary prizes. The winning author receives a cash prize of $100,000; $10,000 is given to the remaining authors on the shortlist.

Beirut hellfire

Beirut Hellfire Society by Rawi Hage

French exit

French Exit by Patrick deWitt

Jonny appleseed

Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead


Motherhood by Sheila Heti

Ocean of minutes

An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

Our homesick songs

Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

Something for everyone

Something for Everyone by Lisa Moore

Songs for the cold of heart

Songs for the Cold of Heart by Eric Dupont, translated by Peter McCambridge

Split tooth

Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq


Vi by Kim Thúy

Washington black

Washington Black by Esi Edugyen


Zolitude: Stories by Paige Cooper

 The shortlist will be disclosed on October 1 and the winner will be announced at a gala on November 19. The event will be broadcast live on the CBC and various social media channels.