2018 Scotiabank Giller Shortlist Announced

October 2, 2018 | Book Buzz

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The finalists for this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize were announced on October 1, 2018. At the announcement Elana Rabinovich, executive director of the prize called the selection "distinctive books that deserve to be read and read widely". Five novels  books have been nominated for this year's 2018 The Scotiabank Giller Prize is one of Canada's most prestigious literary prizes. The winning author receives a cash prize of $100,000; $10,000 is given to the remaining authors on the shortlist.

French exit

French Exit by Patrick deWitt


Motherhood by Sheila Heti

Ocean of minutes

An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

Songs for the cold of heart

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

Washington black

Washington Black by Esi Edugyen

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.