2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announced
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.
All I Ask by Eva Crocker
Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi
Clyde Fans: A Picture Novel in Five Parts by Seth
Consent by Annabel Lyon
Dominoes at the Crossroads by Kaie Kellough
Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Here the Dark by David Bergen
How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
Indians on Vacation by Thomas King
Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo
The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson
Watching You Without Me by Lynn Coady
The shortlist will be announced on October 5 and the winner will be revealed on November 9.
Are you looking for something else to read while you're waiting for your holds? Check out the Scotiabank Giller Prize lists from the past few years.