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The Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announcement

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On Monday, September 16th, 2013, the Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced its longlist. This year’s jury is comprised of CanLit blockbuster Margaret Atwood, novelist Esi Edugyan Edugyan (winner or the 2011 Giller for Half-Blood Blues), and Brooklyn-based novelist Jonathan Lethem (Dissident Gardens).

The nominees reflect the best in Canadian full-length novel or short story collection published in the past year. The prize is worth $70,000 in total. $50,000 will be awarded to the winner and each of the finalists will receive $5,000.

The Giller shortlist will be announced on October 8th and the winner will be named on November 5th. More information about the Scotiabank Giller Prize and about this year’s nominees can be found here.

This year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist nominees are:

Going Home Again by Dennis Bock (HarperCollins Canada)

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden (Hamish Hamilton Canada)

Hellgoing by Lynn Coady (House of Anansi Press)

Cataract City by Craig Davidson (Doubleday Canada)

How to Get Along with Women by Elisabeth de Mariaffi (Invisible Publishing)

Extraordinary by David Gilmour (Patrick Crean Editions)

Emancipation Day by Wayne Grady (Doubleday Canada)

October 1970 by Louis Hamelin; Wayne Grady, trans. (House of Anansi Press)

The Son of a Certain Woman by Wayne Johnston (Knopf Canada)

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud (Knopf Canada)

Caught by Lisa Moore (House of Anansi Press)

The Crooked Maid by Dan Vyleta (HarperCollins Canada)

Minister Without Portfolio by Michael Winter (Hamish Hamilton Canada)

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