Scotiabank Giller Prize 2013 Longlist

The Scotiabank Giller Prize today (September 16, 2013) announced its longlist for this year’s award at an event co-hosted by University of British Columbia's Creative Writing Program and the Vancouver Writers Fest at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Giller Prize and the 50th anniversary of UBC’s Creative Writing Program.

13 titles were chosen from 147 books submitted by 61 publishers from across the country. Jurors were authors Esi Edugyan, Margaret Atwood and Jonathan Lethem.

The longlist for the 20th anniversary of the Scotiabank Giller Prize is:

  • Dennis Bock for his novel Going Home Again, published by HarperCollins Canada

  • Joseph Boyden for his novel The Orenda, published by Hamish Hamilton Canada

  • Lynn Coady for her short story collection Hellgoingpublished by House of Anansi Press

  • Craig Davidson for his novel Cataract City, published by Doubleday Canada

  • Elisabeth De Mariaffi for her short story collection How To Get Along With Women, published by Invisible Publishing

  • David Gilmour for his novel Extraordinary, published by Patrick Crean Editions

  • Wayne Grady for his novel Emancipation Day, published by Doubleday Canada

  • Louis Hamelin for his novel October 1970, translated by Wayne Grady and published by House of Anansi Press   

  • Wayne Johnston for his novel The Son of a Certain Woman, published by Knopf Canada

  • Claire Messud for her novel The Woman Upstairs, published by Knopf 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

  • Michael Winter for his novel Minister Without Portfolio, published by Hamish Hamilton Canada

The Giller Prize will present its shortlist at a special event in Toronto on October 8. The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony to honour the finalists on Tuesday, November 5 during a live broadcast on CBC Television at 9:00 p.m., hosted by Jian Ghomeshi from CBC Radio One’s Q.

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