How to tune into the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize

The 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize gala, hosted by Rupi Kaur and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, will be broadcast live on CBC radio, television and online on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.

The gala will be broadcast on CBC radio, television and online on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021

The 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize will be co-hosted by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Rupi Kaur. (CBC)

The 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize gala will be broadcast live on CBC radio, television and online on Monday, Nov. 8.

The ceremony will be hosted by bestselling poet Rupi Kaur and Kim's Convenience star Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.

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 five finalists are:

Last year's winner was Toronto writer Souvankham Thammavongsa. She won for her short story collection How to Pronounce Knife.

Other past Giller Prize winners include Ian Williams for ReproductionEsi Edugyan for Washington Black and Half-Blood BluesMichael 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.

Jack Rabinovitch founded the prize in honour of his late wife Doris Giller in 1994. Rabinovitch died in 2017 at the age of 87.


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