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The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents Its 2014 Longlist, Announces Substantial Increase in Amount of Award

September 16, 2014 (Montreal, QC) – The Scotiabank Giller Prize today announced its longlist for this year’s award at founder Jack Rabinovitch’s alma mater, McGill University, from Moyse Hall Theatre. Rabinovitch also announced that, beginning this year, the prize purse will double to $140,000, with $100,000 going to the winner and $10,000 to each finalist, […]

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize To Unveil its 2014 Longlist in Montreal

Announcement to be held at founder Jack Rabinovitch’s alma mater, McGill University September 3, 2014 (Montreal) – The 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist announcement will take place at 10:30 a.m. ET on September 16th in the Moyse Hall Theatre on the McGill University campus (located here). The event will be co-hosted by McGill University’s Faculty […]

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Remembering Alistair MacLeod – a literary giant, unfailingly generous mentor and much beloved friend, husband and father

(April 30, 2014) Alistair MacLeod’s works as part of the Canadian literary canon are deceptively modest in number, but immense in their power, influence and resonance. His exquisitely crafted words, his achingly beautiful images and utterly unforgettable souls live in our hearts. “All of us are better when we’re loved” concludes his iconic, internationally acclaimed novel No Great Mischief. As revered as it and his astonishing short story collections are, so was he beloved as an academic, mentor, colleague, stalwart of many communities, and devoted friend, husband and father.

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