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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...

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...

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....

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...

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....

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...

Our latest book set winner!

Margaret Cook is the latest winner in our weekly giveaway of a set of the Giller longlisted books. She nominated The Love Monster by Missy Marston. Here's...

Another Kobo eReader/Chapters-Indigo gift card winner!

Congratulations to Aaron Hawryluk, who has won a Kobo eReader and Chapters-Indigo gift card courtesy of Scotiabank! Aaron nominated the book Triggers by Robert J. Sawyer....

Another weekly prize winner!

We have another winner of the longlisted set of books! Thanks to Shari Lukens for submitting her nomination for Gethsemane Hall by David Annandale. Here's...

Readers' Choice Top 10: Vote now!

Thanks to everyone who nominated a book and then voted in the Top 10 public vote. The official announcement will be made Tuesday, September... Read More »

Last chance to nominate! Public vote starts Tuesday

Remember, CanLit fans, Monday is the last day to nominate a book for this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize. On Tuesday, we'll reveal the 10 books...

Ding! Ding! Ding!

We have another winner!Congratulations to Carolyn Smart, who was selected in this week's random draw for a set of this year's longlisted books. Carolyn nominated...

Readers' Choice nominations: Update

We're almost into the home stretch of the nomination portion of the Readers' Choice Contest! We have one more full weekend of nominations before...

Week 2: Kobo eReader/gift card winner

We have another winner!Congratulations to Karen Sommer, who nominated Kaleidoscope by Gail Bowen. Karen wins a Kobo eReader and a Chapters-Indigo gift card courtesy of...

Readers' Choice draw: Longlisted books

Congratulations to Amanda Ali, who won our first draw  for a set of this year's longlisted books! Amanda nominated The Jane Austen Marriage Manual by...

Readers' Choice 2012: Nomination deadline extended!

Myrna Dey's novel Extensions (author pictured above) was voted the Readers' Choice last year. Which author will take it this year?Attention CanLit fans! We have... Read More »

Readers' Choice Week 1: Kobo/Chapters-Indigo gift card winner

Congratulations to Neil Spaulding, our first winner of a Kobo eReader and Chapters-Indigo gift card! He nominated A Certain Grace by Binnie Brennan. Here's what...

The Readers' Choice Contest 2012

Readers' Choice 2012Sincere thanks to everyone who participated in the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize Readers' Choice contest. We hope it helped you discover some new books....

New contest coming soon

Once again, CBC Books is celebrating the past year of Canadian fiction with the Scotiabank Giller Prize! We're going to be hosting some fun contests...

Guess The Giller: And the winner of our grand prize is...

Thanks to everyone who submitted their prediction of which author would win this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize. We received nearly 4,000 entries -- you can...

Esi Edugyan in Studio Q

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Esi Edugyan wins The Scotiabank Giller Prize

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Replay our Scotiabank Giller Prize gala livechat!

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists talk to CBC Books

CBC Books recently had the opportunity to ask the shortlisted authors a few questions about their literary influences and inspirations. You can see their responses...

Guess The Giller: Our final Kobo winner...but the fun's not over yet!

We have another lucky winner of a Kobo eReader and a $50 Chapters Indigo gift card.Congratulations to Patricia Robinson, who entered our Guess The Giller...

Announcing the winners of our Giller Light giveaway!

Many of Canada's literary stars, musicians and celebrities will be on hand in Toronto on Tuesday night (Nov. 8) to find out which author will...

David Bezmozgis talks to CBC Books

CBC Books recently had the opportunity to ask the shortlisted authors a few questions about their literary influences and inspirations. Here we have David Bezmozgis,...

Zsuzsi Gartner talks to CBC Books

CBC Books recently had the opportunity to ask the shortlisted authors a few questions about their literary influences and inspirations. Here we have Zsuzsi Gartner,...

Michael Ondaatje talks to CBC Books

CBC Books recently had the opportunity to ask the shortlisted authors a few questions about their literary influences and inspirations. Here we have Michael Ondaatje,...

Esi Edugyan talks to CBC Books

CBC Books recently had the opportunity to ask the shortlisted authors a few questions about their literary influences and inspirations. Here we have Esi Edugyan,...

Patrick deWitt talks to CBC Books

CBC Books recently had the opportunity to ask the shortlisted authors a few questions about their literary influences and inspirations. Here we have Patrick deWitt,...

Lynn Coady talks to CBC Books

CBC Books recently had the opportunity to ask the shortlisted authors a few questions about their literary influences and inspirations. Here we have Lynn Coady,...

A history of the Giller Prize

The annual Scotiabank Giller Prize gala is almost upon us! You can watch the ceremony live on CBC's bold TV at 9 p.m. ET or...

Guess The Giller: We have another winner!

We have another lucky winner of a set of the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted books!Congratulations to Carolyn Time, who entered our Guess The Giller contest....

Get to know the shortlisted books!

This year, six authors were selected to be on the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist. One of them will win this year's prestigious prize for fiction...

Guess The Giller: We have another Kobo winner!

Thanks to everyone who has entered our contest to predict which book will win this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize! The lucky winner of this week's...

Guess The Giller: We have another winner!

Thanks to everyone who has entered our Guess The Giller contest so far. We'll be accepting entries until 9 p.m. ET on Nov. 8 --...

Win tickets to the Scotiabank Giller Light bashes!

On Nov. 8, Canadian fiction fans will find out which book will win this year's prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize. CBC will be livestreaming the glitzy...

Guess The Giller: Another Kobo eReader winner!

Thanks to everyone who has entered our contest to predict which book will win this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize! The lucky winner of this week's...

Guess The Giller: Announcing our latest winner

Hey, Canadian fiction fans, we have another winner in our Guess The Giller contest.The lucky winner of today's draw is Amy Scott, who predicts that...

Q&A with David Bezmozgis

CBC Books recently asked the shortlisted Scotiabank Giller Prize authors some questions about their literary inspirations. Here we have David Bezmozgis, the author of The...

Q&A with Zsuzsi Gartner

CBC Books recently asked the shortlisted Scotiabank Giller Prize authors some questions about their literary inspirations. Here we have Zsuzsi Gartner, the author of Better... Read More »

Guess The Giller: Our second Kobo eReader winner

Thanks to everyone who has entered our contest to predict which book will win this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize! The lucky winner of this week's...

Guess The Giller: Our first winner of the shortlisted books!

Hey, Canadian fiction fans, we have a set of the shortlisted books to give away as part of our Guess The Giller contest.The lucky winner...

Q&A with Lynn Coady

CBC Books recently asked the shortlisted Scotiabank Giller Prize authors some questions about their literary inspirations. Here we have Lynn Coady, the author of The...

Guess The Giller: Our first Kobo eReader winner!

Thanks to everyone who has entered our contest to predict which book will win this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize! The lucky winner of this week's...

Select Your Shortlist: Our final winner of the longlisted books

Congratulations to VinojRajendran who will receive a set of the longlisted books as part of our Select Your Shortlist contest. Here are VinojRajendran's picks:"1. The Cat's...

Winner of our Select Your Shortlist grand prize!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have the winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize Select Your Shortlist grand prize! Congratulations to JeannetteNL, who submitted these picks:"1)The Beggar's...

Q&A with Patrick deWitt

CBC Books recently asked the shortlisted Scotiabank Giller Prize authors some questions about their literary inspirations. Here we have Patrick deWitt, the author of The... Read More »

Guess The Giller contest

From top left to bottom right: Lynn Coady, Michael Ondaatje, Esi Edugyan, Zsuzsi Gartner, Patrick deWitt, and David BezmozgisCalling all Canadian fiction fans!The Scotiabank Giller...

The Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist

Congratulations to the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted authors!From top left to bottom right: Lynn Coady, Michael Ondaatje, Esi Edugyan, Zsuzsi Gartner, Patrick deWitt and...

Select Your Shortlist: We have another Kobo eReader winner!

We have another Kobo eReader winner!Congratulations to Dusty Rose, who crafted this poem about their personal picks for the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist."Into the Heart...

Q&A with Wayne Johnston

This year, 17 Canadian authors made it to the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the country's richest literary award for fiction. To get some further insight... Read More »

Q&A with Genni Gunn

This year, 17 Canadian authors made it to the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the country's richest literary award for fiction. To get some further insight... Read More »

Select Your Shortlist contest is closed!

Thanks to everyone who submitted their shortlist picks. Many people agreed that choosing only five titles was difficult, especially given the great books on this...

Michael Christie on The Beggar's Garden

Most Canadians who keep on top of current events are familiar with Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. From the court battles over safe injection sites to the...

Select Your Shortlist: Our third winner of the longlisted books

We are giving away another set of the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlisted books!Congratulations to K8lin123, who was selected in our random draw. Here are K8lin123's...

Q&A with David Homel

This year, 17 Canadian authors made it to the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the country's richest literary award for fiction. To get some further insight...

Q&A with Marina Endicott

This year, 17 Canadian authors made it to the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the country's richest literary award for fiction. To get some further insight... Read More »

Wayne Johnston on A World Elsewhere

First aired on Shift (21/9/11) Curiosity may have killed the cat, as the saying goes. But in Wayne Johnston's case, it led to his latest... Read More »

Q&A with Pauline Holdstock

This year, 17 Canadian authors made it to the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the country's richest literary award for fiction. To get some further insight... Read More »

Select Your Shortlist: Our third Kobo eReader winner!

We're happy to announce our third Kobo eReader winner!Congratulations to drjess, who chose these longlisted books in this entry:The Cat's Table by Michael OndaatjeThe Little...

Select Your Shortlist: Our second winner of the Giller longlisted books

Thanks to everyone who has submitted their Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist picks so far! We're holding two draws every week this month, one for a...

Q&A with Alexi Zentner

This year, 17 Canadian authors made it to the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the country's richest literary award for fiction. To get some further insight... Read More »

Q&A: Esi Edugyan

This year, 17 Canadian authors made it to the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the country's richest literary award for fiction. To get some further insight... Read More »

Select Your Shortlist: Our second Kobo eReader winner

We're happy to announce our latest Kobo eReader winner!Congratulations to Pinkribbons, who chose these longlisted books in this entry:" Only 5? :) 1) The Cat's Table...

Select Your Shortlist: Our first Giller prize pack winner

Thanks to everyone who has submitted their Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist picks so far! We're holding two draws every week this month, one for...

Q & A with Suzette Mayr

This year, 17 Canadian authors made it to the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the country's richest literary award for fiction. To get some further insight... Read More »

Q & A with Michael Christie

This year, 17 Canadian authors made it to the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the country's richest literary award for fiction. To get some further... Read More »

Select Your Shortlist: Our first Kobo eReader winner!

Thanks to everyone who has submitted their Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist picks so far! We'll be holding two draws every week this month, one for...

Select Your Shortlist!

This contest is now closed.The Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist has been released and the jury is debating which five books should advance to the shortlist....