David Bergen, Sarah Bernstein and Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer are among the authors on the long list for this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Last year’s winner, Suzette Mayr, unveiled the list in St. John’s, Newfoundland, at an event to kick off the Canadian Literary Prize’s 30th anniversary.
Bergen, who won the 2005 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel The time in betweenis part of the long list 2023 with far from the deadpublished by Goose Lane Editions.
Bernstein received a nod for his second novel study for obediencepublished by Knopf Canada, which was also long-listed for the prestigious Booker Prize earlier this summer.
On the list is also that of Kuitenbrouwer Slowly wait brothera novel published by Wolsak & Wynn that has been described as autobiographical fiction.
Organizers say the 12 titles were chosen from a record 145 books submitted by publishers across Canada and the shortlist for the prize will be announced Oct. 11.
The Scotiabank Giller Prize awards $100,000 to the author of the best Canadian novel, graphic novel or collection of short stories published in English, and $10,000 to each of the finalists.
The winner will be announced on November 13.
The other titles on the long list are:
-The novel by Eleanor Catton Birnam Woodpublished by McClelland & Stewart;
-Kevin Chong’s novel The double life of Benson Yupublished by Simon & Schuster;
-Nina Dunic’s novel the buglepublished by Invisible Publishing;
-Erum Shazia Hasan’s novel We wanted topublished by ECW Press;
-The collection of short stories by Dionne Irving, The islands: storiespublished by Catapult Press;
-The novel by Menaka Raman-Wilms The roof gardenpublished by Nightwood Editions;
-The novel by CS Richardson All the colors of the world, published by Knopf Canada. (Richardson had previously made the 2012 long list for his novel “The Emperor of Paris”);
-Collection of short stories by Kasia Von Schaik We never lived on Earthpublished by The University of Alberta Press;
-The novel by Deborah Willis Girlfriend on Marspublished by Hamish Hamilton.
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