2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize Announces Its Shortlist

October 8, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – Today in a morning press event at the Soho House in downtown Toronto, more than 100 media and members of the publishing industry gathered to hear the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announce its shortlist.

The five finalists were chosen by the award-winning, three-member jury empanelled for the 2013 prize: Canadian writers Margaret Atwood and Esi Edugyan; and American author Jonathan Lethem.

This is the 20th year of the prize.

The shortlist was selected from a longlist of 13 books. One hundred and forty seven titles were submitted by 61 publishing houses from across the country.

The jury members were present to announce the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist. The finalists are:

  • Dennis Bock for his novel Going Home Again, published by HarperCollins Canada
  • Lynn Coady for her short story collection Hellgoing, published by House of Anansi Press
  • Craig Davidson for his novel Cataract City, published by Doubleday Canada
  • Lisa Moore for her novel Caught, published by House of Anansi Press
  • Dan Vyleta for his novel The Crooked Maid, published by HarperCollins Canada

Jian Ghomeshi from CBC Radio One’s Q hosted this morning’s press conference. Jack Rabinovitch, founder of the Giller Prize, spoke at the event as did Jacqueline Ryan, Vice-President Sponsorship & Partnership Programs at Scotiabank.

The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony to honour the finalists on Tuesday, November 5th during a live broadcast on CBC Television at 9:00 p.m. (9:30 NT), hosted by Jian Ghomeshi.

On Monday, November 4, 2013, we are delighted to present a very special event, taking place at Koerner Hall. Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists will take you inside the minds and creative lives of the five writers on the 2013 shortlist. CBC Radio’s Carol Off will gather the finalists for an insightful and lively discussion of their work, characters and themes. Special guests will present readings from the shortlisted books and beautiful music will round out an unforgettable evening of Canadian arts and culture. To purchase tickets, please visit Koerner Hall.

The Between the Pages event will also be available simultaneously via livestream on the Scotiabank Giller Prize website and Facebook page.