Tomorrow night, the winner of the prestigious $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize will be announced at a gala in Toronto. Still not sure where to place your bet? Here’s a recap of the five shortlisted books, plus some bonus content:
- Q&Q reviews editor Steven W. Beattie’s take on what he calls “one of the strongest shortlists in the 22-year history of the award,” which was culled from a surprising longlist.
- Reviews of four of this year’s shortlisted titles: Samuel Archibald’s Arvida, Rachel Cusk’s Outline, Heather O’Neill’s Daydreams of Angels, and Anakana Schofield’s Martin John.
- Author André Alexis wins this year’s $25,000 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for his Giller-shortlisted title, Fifteen Dogs.
- Finalists André Alexis and Anakana Schofield discuss their writing.
- Get some tips from Heather O’Neill’s fiction workshop at Summer Literary Seminars.
- The Giller adds a writing residency at the Banff Centre to its purse and announces a five-person jury this year for the first time in its history.
- In 2013, the Giller Prize celebrated its 20th anniversary. In honour of the occasion, Q&Q spoke to award insiders, authors, winners, and others about their memories.