How to tune into the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize
The gala will be broadcast on CBC radio, television and online on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021
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).
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:
- What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
- Glorious Frazzled Beings by Angélique Lalonde
- The Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia
- The Listeners by Jordan Tannahill
- Fight Night by Miriam Toews
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 Reproduction, Esi Edugyan for Washington Black and Half-Blood Blues, Michael Redhill for Bellevue Square, Margaret Atwood for Alias Grace, Mordecai Richler for Barney's Version, Alice Munro for Runaway, André 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.