Giller Prize juror Lynn Coady discusses this year's "diverse and exciting" long list

The Giller Prize has announced its high anticipated long list and juror, and previous winner, Lynn Coady opens up about the process behind narrowing down the list of contenders to 12 titles.
The Giller Prize Jury from left to right: Nathan Englander, Anita Rau Badami, Lynn Coady, Richard Beard and André Alexis. (Twitter/GillerPrize )

Canadian literature's most prestigious prize is the Giller Prize and it will be handed out later this year. But before we get to the gala and the announcement of the winner, today marks the day when the long list for the award will be announced.

The announcement of the long list, compiled by jury members Nathan Englander, Anita Rau Badami, Lynn Coady, Richard Beard and André Alexis, was made in St. John's, N.L., this morning.

The longlist for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize is:

David Chariandy for his novel Brother, published by McClelland & Stewart
Rachel Cusk for her novel Transit, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
David Demchuk for his novel The Bone Mother, published by ChiZine Publications
Joel Thomas Hynes for his novel We'll All Be Burned in Our Beds Some Night, published by HarperPerennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Andrée A. Michaud for her novel Boundary, published by Biblioasis International Translation Series, translated by Donald Winkler
Josip Novakovich for his story collection Tumbleweed, published by Esplanade Books/Véhicule Press
Ed O'Loughlin for his novel Minds of Winter, published by House of Anansi Press
Zoey Leigh Peterson for her novel Next Year, For Sure, published by Doubleday Canada
Michael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square, published by Doubleday Canada
Eden Robinson for her novel Son of a Trickster, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada
Deborah Willis for her story collection The Dark and Other Love Stories, published by Hamish Hamilton Canada
Michelle Winters for her novel I Am a Truck, published by Invisible Publishing

Find out more about the 2017 Giller Prize longlist here.

— Produced by Jean Kim


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