Wednesday, October 09, 2013

2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist

October 8, 2013 (Toronto, ON) - Today in a morning press event at the Soho House in downtown Toronto, more than 100 media and members of the publishing industry gathered to hear the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announce its shortlist.

The five finalists were chosen by the award-winning, three-member jury empanelled for the 2013 prize: Canadian writers Margaret Atwood and Esi Edugyan; and American author Jonathan Lethem.
This is the 20th year of the prize.

The shortlist was selected from a longlist of 13 books. One hundred and forty seven titles were submitted by 61 publishing houses from across the country.
The jury members were present to announce the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist. The finalists are:
  • Dennis Bock for his novel Going Home Again, published by HarperCollins Canada
  • Lynn Coady for her short story collection Hellgoing, published by House of Anansi Press
  • Craig Davidson for his novel Cataract City, published by Doubleday Canada
  • Lisa Moore for her novel Caught, published by House of Anansi Press
  • Dan Vyleta for his novel The Crooked Maid, published by HarperCollins Canada
The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony to honour the finalists on Tuesday, November 5th during a live broadcast on CBC Television at 9:00 p.m. (9:30 NT), hosted by Jian Ghomeshi.

About the Prize highlights the best in Canadian fiction each year . The prize awards $50,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $5,000 to each of the finalists. 
The award is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller and was founded in 1994 by her husband, Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch.

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