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Giller Prize 2019 shortlist announced

In Canada, the shortlist for the C$100,000 (A$112,000) 2019 Giller Prize for the best Canadian fiction published in English has been announced.

The shortlisted novels are:

  • Immigrant City (David Bezmozgis, HarperCollins)
  • Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club (Megan Gail Coles, House of Anansi)
  • The Innocents (Michael Crummey, Doubleday Canada)
  • Dual Citizens (Alix Ohlin, House of Anansi)
  • Lampedusa (Steven Price, Picador)
  • Reproduction (Ian Williams, Random House Canada).

The shortlist was chosen from a longlist of 12 titles that included Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments (Chatto & Windus). Now in its 26th year, the Giller Prize is the richest literary prize in Canada, with each finalist receiving C$10,000 (A$11,200).

The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony on 18 November, which will be broadcast live in Canada on CBC.

For more information about the prize, visit the website.


Category: Awards International news