Two short story collections and three novels have been named to the shortlist for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Author and broadcaster Jael Richardson hosted the shortlist announcement at the Toronto Reference Library on September 27. Jury chair Casey Plett and jurors Kaie Kellough, Waubgeshig Rice, and Katie Kitamura announced the finalists for this year’s award.
The shortlisted books are:
- Kim Fu, Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century (Coach House Books)
- Rawi Hage, Stray Dogs (Knopf Canada)
- Suzette Mayr, The Sleeping Car Porter (Coach House Books)
- Noor Naga, If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English (Graywolf Press)
- Tsering Yangzom Lama, We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies (McClelland & Stewart)
The longlist was announced earlier this month. The shortlist was chosen from 138 books submitted by publishers across Canada.
The winner of the 29th edition of the prize will be announced at a gala in Toronto on November 7 to be hosted by poet Rupi Kaur and actor Sarah Gadon.