TORONTO , Sept. 27, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, the Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist was announced, celebrating five Canadian fiction writers and the 29th edition of the Prize. The announcement was made at the Jack Rabinovitch Reading Room at The Toronto Reference Library in Toronto.
The authors named to the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist are:
- Kim Fu for her short story collection, Lesser-Known Monsters of the 21st Century, published by Coach House Books
- Rawi Hage for his story collection, Stray Dogs, published by Knopf Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada
- Tsering Yangzom Lama for her novel, We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies, published by McClelland & Stewart, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada
- Suzette Mayr for her novel, The Sleeping Car Porter, published by Coach House Books
- Noor Naga for her novel, If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English, published by Graywolf Press
This year’s jury, made up of Canadian authors Casey Plett (Jury Chair), Kaie Kellough and Waubgeshig Rice, and American authors Katie Kitamura and Scott Spencer, narrowed down the 138 submitted works to 14 to create the longlist and today announced the shortlisted authors.
Of the shortlist, the Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to note:
- Women dominate this year’s shortlist.
- Two short story collections and three novels have been recognized.
- Noor Naga and Tsering Yangzom Lama are both debut novelists.
- Rawi Hage was longlisted in 2018 for his novel Beirut Hellfire Society and shortlisted in 2006 and 2008 for De Niro’s Game and Cockroach, respectively.
- Suzette Mayr was longlisted for the Prize in 2011 for her novel, Monoceros.
- Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century is Kim Fu’s third novel.
Read the jury citations here about each of the shortlisted authors.
The 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted books are available in accessible format for print-disabled Canadians through the National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS) and the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).
CBC is pleased to announce that acclaimed Canadian artist and performer Rupi Kaur along with award-winning actor Sarah Gadon will co-host the Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast on November 7, 2022. The broadcast will be presented commercial-free courtesy of Scotia Wealth Management.
Watch the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize on Monday, November 7 at 9 p.m. ET on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service, with a livestream also available on cbcbooks.ca/gillerprize. Listeners can tune into a broadcast special on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen.
“The five authors nominated for this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist are exceptional. The jury agonized over the final five books, arguing passionately and forcefully for their choices. The list they ultimately arrived at showcases the depth and breadth of Canadian literature. Congratulations to all.”
Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director, Scotiabank Giller Prize
“Scotiabank congratulates the authors named to the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist. This year’s shortlisted authors represent an inspiring group of literary talent in Canada. As a long-standing partner of the Giller Prize we share the same passion and commitment to the arts as the Rabinovitch family who founded the Prize 29 years ago. Scotiabank is proud to help bring the stories of these Canadian authors to the world.”
Laura Curtis Ferrera, Chief Marketing Officer, Scotiabank
Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists will take the authors across the country and into the United States. Their final stop will be at Koerner Hall in Toronto on November 3rd. It will be livestreamed on the Prize’s website and Facebook and YouTube pages. For more information please visit: scotiabankgillerprize.ca/BTP