ScotiaBank Gillers

2013

 

Rohinton Mistry 1995

In the second year of the Giller Prize, Mumbai-born Rohinton Mistry won for his novel A Fine Balance, which follows four characters through a tumultuous...

Meet the 2013 jury

For the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the jury panel comprises a veteran author, a young rising star and a Canadian literary icon.Choosing this year's winning...

M.G. Vassanji 1994

The honour of winning the first ever Giller Prize went to Kenyan-born M.G. Vassanji, who was in his mid-40s at the time. His novel The...

Margaret Atwood 1996

The iconic Margaret Atwood won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel Alias Grace, the tale of a 16-year-old housemaid accused in the double murder...

Mordecai Richler 1997

Montreal's Mordecai Richler served on the jury of the inaugural Giller Prize. Three years later, he himself became a recipient of the literary award for...

Alice Munro 1998

Ontario-born Alice Munro's The Love of a Good Woman became the first short story collection to the win the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The competition was...

Bonnie Burnard 1999

Ontario-born novelist Bonnie Burnard served on two Scotiabank Giller Prize juries before winning the prize herself in 1999 for In A Good House. Her book...

Michael Ondaatje and David Adams Richards - 2000

In an unprecedented outcome, the 2000 jury (Margaret Atwood, Alistair MacLeod, and Jane Urquhart) ultimately couldn't choose between finalists Michael Ondaatje for Anil's Ghost and...

20 Year Retrospective

Twenty years. Twenty books. To celebrate this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize, we're excited to pay homage to all the authors who have won the prestigious...

Richard B. Wright 2001

Richard B. Wright is another writer for whom the second time was the charm. He was a Giller finalist in 1995 for The Age of...

Austin Clarke 2002

The prolific Austin Clarke put in a lifetime of hard work before his 2002 Giller win, having written five short story collections and nine novels...

M. G. Vassanji 2003

M.G. Vassanji made history when he won the inaugural Giller Prize in 1994 for The Book of Secrets. Nearly a decade later, he made history...

Alice Munro 2004

One year after M.G. Vassanji became the first repeat Scotiabank Giller Prize winner, Alice Munro became the second. Her short story collection Runaway was described by...

David Bergen 2005

In 2005, the literary prize named in honour of Doris Giller reached a sponsorship agreement with Scotiabank. Now officially known as the Scotiabank Giller Prize,...

Vincent Lam 2006

In 2002, Vincent Lam was a young doctor serving on an Arctic cruise ship. One day, he had a chance encounter with the literary guest...

Elizabeth Hay 2007

Ottawa writer and former CBC Radio journalist Elizabeth Hay was part of a particularly formidable shortlist in 2007 that included former winners M.G. Vassanji (a...

Joseph Boyden 2008

In 2008, Joseph Boyden cemented his status as a rising literary star in Canada when his second novel Through Black Spruce was awarded that year's...

Linden MacIntyre 2009

Prior to 2009, Linden MacIntyre was arguably best known for being a veteran CBC investigative reporter and show host. But after this one evening, he...

Johanna Skibsrud 2010

Johanna Skibsrud first started working on her debut novel The Sentimentalists while finishing her master of arts degree at Concordia University. Five years later, at...

Esi Edugyan 2011

Esi Edugyan's second novel, Half-Blood Blues, was chosen from a field of six exceptionally strong novels, including former winner Michael Ondaatje's The Cat's Table...

Will Ferguson 2012

Will Ferguson was a well-known writer who made a name for himself with humorous stories about travel and Canadian identity. But it was his dark,...

Giller of all Gillers: Your nominations

Each week, we'll be sharing some of your nominations for the Giller of all Gillers contest. If you haven't entered yet, visit this page to...

1994: Jack Rabinovitch on creating the Giller Prize

To commemorate the life of literary journalist Doris Giller and to celebrate Canadian fiction, her husband Jack Rabinovitch founded the Giller Prize in 1994....

Giller of all Gillers: More of your nominations

Each week, we'll be sharing some of your nominations for the Giller of all Gillers contest. If you haven't entered yet, visit this page to...

Contest: Choose the Giller of all Gillers!

For 20 years, the Scotiabank Giller Prize has recognized some of the finest works of Canadian literature ever produced and shone a spotlight on great...

Quiz: 20 years of the Scotiabank Giller Prize

Will Ferguson makes a toast after winning the $50,000 prize in 2012. (Photo by: Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)This year marks 20th edition of the Scotiabank Giller...

Giller of all Gillers: More of your nominations

We'll be sharing some of your nominations for the Giller of all Gillers contest. If you haven't entered yet, visit this page to submit your...

Giller 2013: Select Your Shortlist

Thirteen Canadian authors are on the longlist for this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize. We want you to weigh in on which of these writers should...

The Giller of all Gillers: The winner

Over the past two decades, the Scotiabank Giller Prize has recognized Canada's finest literary talents. Twenty books have been awarded the prestigious award. We wanted...

Giller longlist 2013: Craig Davidson Q&A

(Photo of Craig Davidson by Kevin Kelly)As we head towards this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize gala on Tuesday, November 5, we'll be featuring Q&As with...

Giller longlist 2013: Lisa Moore Q&A

As we head towards this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize gala on Tuesday, November 5, we'll be featuring Q&As with the longlisted authors to help you...

Giller longlist 2013: Dan Vyleta Q&A

"I read Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace when I was in university and it gave me such a yearning to write myself." -- Dan Vyleta. (Photo...

Giller 2013 Longlist

Meet the contenders, explore the books. Thirteen authors will be vying for this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's richest literary prize for fiction. In...

Giller longlist 2013: Wayne Johnston Q&A

As we head towards this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize gala on Tuesday, November 5, we'll be featuring Q&As with the longlisted authors to help you...

Giller Prize history: A video highlight reel

Inspiring. Which Canadian author will soon join this esteemed group? Find out at this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize gala on Tuesday, November 5....

Scotiabank Giller Prize 2013 shortlist announcement

We're finally going to learn which authors made the 2013 shortlist! The announcement event, hosted by CBC's Jian Ghomeshi and featuring this year's jury --...

Giller longlist 2013: Elisabeth de Mariaffi Q&A

As we head towards this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize gala on Tuesday, November 5, we'll be featuring Q&As with the longlisted authors to help...

Giller longlist 2013: Michael Winter Q&A

As we head towards this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize gala on Tuesday, November 5, we'll be featuring Q&As with the longlisted authors to help you...

CBC's Jelena Adzic on the 2013 SGP shortlist

In the video clip above, CBC News Arts and Entertainment reporter Jelena Adzic breaks down this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist....

Giller longlist 2013: Lynn Coady Q&A

Congratulations to Lynn Coady for making the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist for Hellgoing!Q: What are you particularly proud about with this book? Lynn Coady: I guess...

Giller longlist 2013: Dennis Bock Q&A

Congratulations to Dennis Bock for making the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist with Going Home Again!Q: What are you particularly proud about with this book?Dennis Bock:...

Scotiabank Giller Prize 2013 Shortlist

Congratulations to this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted authors! You can explore their works here through Q&As, interviews and more. Find out which author will...

Shortlist 2013: Video Q&As with CBC Books

CBC Books had the chance to pose a few questions to each of this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted authors. Learn more about the finalists...

Giller Light parties

There's more than one way to watch this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize! The Scotiabank Giller Light Bash, which takes place the night of the Giller...

Guess the Giller results

Each year, the Scotiabank Giller Prize recognizes some of the very finest works of Canadian literature, awarding $50,000 to the winner. Which book will...

Scotiabank Giller Prize 2013: Gala replay

You can watch the replay of this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize gala in the video player below and scroll through our liveblog coverage....

Scotiabank Giller Prize 2013: Lynn Coady wins for Hellgoing

Watch the gala replay   Watch Lynn Coady's acceptance speech after her big win  Edmonton's Lynn Coady was awarded the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her...

Lynn Coady in conversation with Jian Ghomeshi

On Tuesday, November 5, Lynn Coady won the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short story collection Hellgoing, the most prestigious prize for fiction...