The five-title shortlist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize has been announced and includes titles of genre interest: French Exit by Patrick deWitt (House of Anansi); Songs for the Cold of Heart by Eric Dupont (QC); Motherhood by Sheila Heti (Knopf Canada); and An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim (Viking Canada). Also on the shortlist is Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (Patrick Crean).
The prize was founded in 1994 to recognize “excellence in Canadian fiction” with an annual award of C$25,000. In 2014, the award amount was increased to C$140,000. The 2018 jury is Kamal Al-Solaylee (jury chair), Maxine Bailey, John Freeman, Philip Hensher, and Heather O’Neill. The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony on November 19, 2018.
For more information, see the award website.
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