2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner
The winner of this year's Scotiabank Giller prize was announced last night at a pandemic appropriate gala. How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa is this year's recipient of the $100, 000 prize. Thammavongsa was born in a Lao refugee camp and came to Canada when she was 1 year old. How to Pronounce Knife, a collection of short stories, is her debut fiction release although she has published 4 acclaimed poetry books previously.
How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
Each of the authors on the shortlist receives $10,000.
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Here the Dark by David Bergen
Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo
Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson
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.