2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announced

September 3, 2019 | Book Buzz

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On September 3, 2019 St John's, Newfoundland hosted one of Canadian literature's biggest annual events as the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist was unveiled. Twelve authors are in contention for the $100,000 prize. 

The award celebrates the best in Canadian fiction. Novels and short story collections are eligible for the prize. 

Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist:

Days by moonlight

Days by Moonlight by André Alexis

Dream sequence

Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds

Dual citizens

Dual Citizens by Alix Olin

Frying plantain

Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

Immigrant city

Immigrant City by David Bezmozgis


The Innocents by Michael Crummey


Greenwood by Michael Christie


Lampedusa by Steven Price

Late breaking

Late Breaking by K. D. Miller


Reproduction by Ian Williams

Small game hunting

Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles


The Testaments by Margaret Atwood


The shortlist will be announced on September 30, 2019 and the winner will be announced at a gala held in Toronto on November 18, 2019.

Edited September 5, 4:50pm to correct links for Immigrant City by David Bezmozgis.