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Giller Prize 2018 shortlist announced

In Canada, the shortlist for the C$100,000 (A$108,000) 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize for the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English has been announced.

The shortlisted novels are:

  • French Exit (Patrick deWitt, Bloomsbury)
  • Songs for the Cold of Heart (Eric Dupont, Baraka Books)
  • Washington Black (Esi Edugyan, Serpent’s Tail)
  • Motherhood (Sheila Heti, Harvill Secker)
  • An Ocean of Minutes (Thea Lim, Quercus).

Currently celebrating its 25th year, the Giller Prize is the largest literary prize in Canada. Each finalist receives C$10,000 (A$10,800), and the winner also receives a two-week residency at the Leighton Artists’ Studios in Banff National Park.

The winner will be announced on 19 November at a ceremony in Toronto, which will be broadcast in Canada on CBC.

For more information, see the website.



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