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 Exit, published 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.