Introducing the 2021 #ScotiabankGillerPrize shortlist!
Omar El Akkad for his novel What Strange Paradise, published by McClelland & Stewart, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada
Angélique Lalonde for her story collection Glorious Frazzled Beings, published by House of Anansi
Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia for her novel The Son of The House, published by Dundurn Press
Jordan Tannahill for his novel The Listeners, published by HarperCollins Canada
Miriam Toews for her novel Fight Night, published by Knopf Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada
“This year’s powerhouse lineup features five enormously talented Canadian writers. The books on this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist are wildly different but equally absorbing. The common throughlines are masterful storytelling and depth of literary expression.”
— Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director, Scotiabank Giller Prize
“Scotiabank congratulates the outstanding authors named to the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist. Scotiabank is thrilled to continue to support this celebration of excellence in Canadian literature. Through another challenging year, Scotiabank remains committed to supporting arts and culture, and the immense talents of Canadians across the country.
— John Doig, Executive Vice President, Retail Distribution, Scotiabank
Our Shadow Giller reading will now commence in earnest and we’ll be back before November 8th to announce our very own winner! Will the Shadow Giller jury pick the winner for another year that is the same as the official Giller? Stay tuned!