2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner

November 10, 2020 | Book Buzz

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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. 

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How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

Each of the authors on the shortlist receives $10,000.

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The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

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Here the Dark by David Bergen

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Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo

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Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson


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