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How to tune into the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize

The 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize gala, hosted by Eric McCormack, will be broadcast live on CBC radio, television and online on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.
Eric McCormack is hosting the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. (CBC)

The 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize gala will be broadcast live on CBC radio, television and online on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.

The ceremony will be hosted by actor Eric McCormack and will feature musical guest Diana Krall.

Watch on television: CBC at 9:00 p.m. local time (11:30 p.m. AT/12:00 a.m. NT).

Watch online: CBCBooks.caCBC GemYouTube or Facebook at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Listen: Find your CBC Radio One frequency or listen online with CBC Listen at 9:00 p.m. local time (10:00 p.m. AT/10:30 p.m. NT).

The Scotiabank Giller Prize awards $100,000 to the year's best work of Canadian fiction.

The hour-long show features all the shortlisted books, revealing the winner at the end.

The 2020 shortlist is:

Between the Pages, a virtual event celebrating the 2020 finalists, will take place on Monday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. It will be hosted by q's book columnist Jael Richardson.

Last year's winner was Reproduction by Ian Williams.

Other past Giller Prize winners include Esi Edugyan for Washington BlackMichael Redhill for Bellevue SquareMargaret Atwood for Alias GraceMordecai Richler for Barney's VersionAlice Munro for RunawayAndré Alexis for Fifteen Dogs and Madeleine Thien for Do Not Say We Have Nothing.

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