Watch the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist reveal on Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. ET
The $100,000 prize is the biggest in Canadian fiction
Join CBC Books on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. ET to watch the reveal of the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist.
The $100,000 award annually recognizes the best in Canadian fiction.
The event is taking place at the Jack Rabinovitch Reading Room in the Toronto Reference Library.
It will be hosted by Jael Richardson, author of the novel Gutter Child and the founder and executive director of the Brampton, Ont.-based Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD).
Here is the full 2022 longlist:
- A Minor Chorus by Billy-Ray Belcourt
- In the City of Pigs by André Forget
- Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century by Kim Fu
- Stray Dogs by Rawi Hage
- Pure Colour by Sheila Heti
- All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac
- Avenue of Champions by Conor Kerr
- The Sleeping Car Porter by Suzette Mayr
- If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English by Noor Naga
- Lucien & Olivia by André Narbonne
- Hotline by Dimitri Nasrallah
- What We Both Know by Fawn Parker
- We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies by Tsering Yangzom Lama
- Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson
Canadian author Casey Plett is chairing the five-person jury panel. Joining her are Canadian authors Kaie Kellough and Waubgeshig Rice and American writers Katie Kitamura and Scott Spencer.
The winner will be announced on Nov. 7, 2022.
Other past Giller Prize winners include Souvankham Thammavongsa for How to Pronounce Knife, 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.
Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch founded the prize in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller, in 1994. Rabinovitch died in 2017 at the age of 87.