Blog: Shortlist for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize has announced its 2011 shortlist. The six finalists were chosen from an unprecedented longlist of 17 books. The original field of submissions was a record-breaking 143 titles put forward by 55 publishing houses from every region of Canada. The shortlist and a winner are chosen by an esteemed jury panel:

  • Annabel Lyon, award-winning Canadian writer and 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist
  • Howard Norman, American author, memoirist and Guggenheim fellow
  • Andrew O’Hagan, acclaimed UK playwright and prize-winning novelist

The finalists are documented in Annal: 2011 Giller Prize for Fiction.

Each finalist will receive CDN$5,000. The winner, announced in Toronto on November 8, will receive CDN$50,000.

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