2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announced

September 10, 2021 | Book Buzz

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The longlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced on September 8, 2021. The Giller, as it's commonly known, is the most lucrative literary award in Canada. The author of the winning receives $100,000 and each of the finalists take home $10,000. Novels, short story collections and graphic novels by a Canadian author published in English are eligible for the award. 

This is the 2021 longlist:


Astra by Cedar Bowers

Dream of a woman

A Dream of a Woman by Casey Plett


Em by Kim Thúy

Fight night

Fight Night by Miriam Toews

Glorious frazzled beings

Glorious Frazzled Beings by Angélique Lalonde


The Listeners by Jordan Tannahill

Octopus has three hearts

The Octopus has Three Hearts by Rachel Rose


Strangers by Katherena Vermette

Swimming back to trout river

Swimming Back to Trout River by Linda Rui Feng

Son of the house

Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

We jane

We, Jane by Aimee Wall

What strange paradise

What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

The shortlist will be announced on October 5 and the winner will be revealed on November 8. The ceremony will be broadcast on the CBC at 9 PM ET. 


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