Have you been following the Scotiabank Giller Prize action this year? As a Can Lit fan, I eagerly await this list hoping to find some new gems to read, and I love to follow any contest that highlights and supports our Canadian literary talent! The list of 12 books on the Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist was announced on September 17, 2014. The much anticipated list of Giller shortlisted authors was announced on October 6, 2014. So, without further ado, here are the top 6 books vying for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize!
THE BETRAYERS, By David Bezmozgis (HarperCollins Canada)
TELL, By Frances Itani (HarperCollins Canada)
US CONDUCTORS, By Sean Michaels (Random House Canada)
THE GIRL WHO WAS SATURDAY NIGHT, By Heather O'Neill (HarperCollins Canada)
ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, By Miriam Toews (Knopf Canada)
THE EVER AFTER OF ASHWIN RAO, By Padma Viswanathan (Random House Canada)
The 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner will be revealed at the annual Scotiabank Giller Prize gala, which will air on CBC Television on Monday, November 10, with host Jian Ghomeshi of CBC Radio's Q. Will you be reading or rooting for any of these books? Let me know your favourite to win in the comments below!
Check out the 12 books that made up the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist.
When Canada Reads asked Canadians, "What is the one novel that could change our nation?" this is the list they came up with.
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