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Watch the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist reveal

The $100,000 award annually recognizes the best in Canadian fiction.

UPDATE: The longlist has been revealed! You can see the complete list here.

The $100,000 award annually recognizes the best in Canadian fiction.

The announcement was be hosted by 2020 winning author Souvankham Thammavongsa. She won for her short story collection How to Pronounce Knife.

Here is the full 2021 longlist:

The shortlist will be announced on Oct. 5, 2021 and the winner will be announced on Nov. 8, 2021.

Canadian writer Zalika Reid-Benta is chairing the five-person jury this year. Joining her are Canadian writers Megan Gail Coles and Joshua Whitehead, Malaysian writer Tash Aw and American writer Joshua Ferris.

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.

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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