Watch the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist announcement
UPDATE: The longlist has been revealed. See it here.
Which books will be nominated for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize? Find out on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. ET!
Ian Williams, who won the 2019 prize for his novel Reproduction, is hosting the announcement.
The $100,000 annually recognizes the best in Canadian fiction.
This year's prize is being judged by Canadian lawyer and nonfiction writer Mark Sakamoto, Canadian novelists Eden Robinson, David Chariandy and Tom Rachman, and British literary critic Claire Armitstead.
The shortlist will be announced on Oct. 5, 2020. The winner will be announced on Nov. 9, 2020.
Past Giller Prize winners include Esi Edugyan for Washington Black. 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.
Earlier in 2020, the Giller Foundation, which is responsible for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, made $25,000 donations to the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) and to Diaspora Dialogues.