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The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents its 2018 Longlist

September 17, 2018 (St. John’s, NL) – The Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to announce its longlist for this year’s award. The 2017 Prize winner, Michael Redhill, announced the list during a ceremony at The Rooms in St. John’s, NL. The 12 titles were chosen from a field of 104 books submitted by publishers all across Canada.

This year the Prize celebrates its 25th anniversary.

The longlist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize is:

  • Paige Cooper for her story collection Zolitude, published by A John Metcalf Book, an imprint of Biblioasis
  • Patrick DeWitt for his novel French Exitpublished by House of Anansi Press
  • Eric Dupont for his novel Songs for the Cold of Heart, translated by Peter McCambridge, published by QC Fiction, an imprint of Baraka Books
  • Esi Edugyan for her novel Washington Black, published by Patrick Crean Editions, an imprint of HarperCollins Canada
  • Rawi Hage for his novel Beirut Hellfire Society, published by Knopf Canada
  • Sheila Heti for her novel Motherhood, published by Knopf Canada
  • Emma Hooper for her novel Our Homesick Songs, published by Hamish Hamilton Canada
  • Thea Lim for her novel An Ocean of Minutes, published by Viking Canada
  • Lisa Moore for her story collection Something for Everyone, published by Astoria, an imprint of House of Anansi Press
  • Tanya Tagaq for her novel Split Tooth, published by Viking Canada
  • Kim Thúy for her novel Vi, translated by Sheila Fischman, published by Random House Canada
  • Joshua Whitehead for his novel Jonny Appleseed, published by Arsenal Pulp Press 

The longlist was selected by an esteemed five-member jury panel: Canadian writer and journalist Kamal Al-Solaylee (Jury Chair), playwright and Vice President of advancement for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)Maxine Bailey, American writer John Freeman, English novelist Philip Hensher, and Canadian author Heather O’Neill.

Read full announcement here


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