2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announced

September 8, 2020 | Book Buzz

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The longlist for this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced on September 8. The annual literary award has traditionally celebrated Canadian fiction and short story collections. For the first time in 2020, however, graphic novels are also eligible.

Clyde Fans by Seth is the first graphic novel to be nominated. The other nominees include 10 novels and 3 books of short stories by David Bergen, Kaie Kellough and Souvankham Thammavongsa. Three debut authors – Eva Crocker, Francesca Ekwuyasi and Michelle Good – have been selected for this year's longlist as well.

Cover image of All I ask

All I Ask by Eva Crocker

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Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

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Clyde Fans: A Picture Novel in Five Parts by Seth

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Consent by Annabel Lyon

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Dominoes at the Crossroads by Kaie Kellough

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Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

Cover image of The glass hotel

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

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Here the Dark by David Bergen

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How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

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Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

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Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo

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The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

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Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson

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Watching You Without Me by Lynn Coady

The shortlist will be announced on October 5 and the winner will be revealed on November 9.


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