2014 Longlist

The 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced its longlist on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The jury read an astonishing 161 works of fiction this year, submitted by 63 publishers from every region of the country. In the 21st year of the prize, the jury features Canadian author Shauna Singh Baldwin, British novelist Justin Cartwright, and American writer Francine Prose.

Of the 2014 longlist, the jury writes:

“We’re celebrating writers brave enough to change public discourse, generous with their empathy, offering deeply immersive experiences. Some delve into the sack of memory and retrieve the wisdom we need for our times, others turn the unfamiliar beloved. All are literary achievements we feel will touch and even transform you.”

The finalists will be revealed at an event in Toronto on Monday, October 6. Beginning this year, the prize purse doubles, with $100,000 going to the winner and $10,000 to each finalist, making the Scotiabank Giller Prize the richest fiction prize in Canada. The Scotiabank Giller Prize is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller and was founded in 1994 by her husband, Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch.


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Arjun Basu

 

 

 

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published by ECW Press
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Excerpted from WAITING FOR THE MAN by Arjun Basu. Copyright © Arjun Basu, 2014. Excerpted by permission of ECW Press. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.



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David Bezmozgis

 

 

 

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published by HarperCollins Canada
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Excerpted from THE BETRAYERS by David Bezmozgis. Copyright © 2014 by Nada Films, Inc. Excerpted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.



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Rivka Galchen

 

 

 

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published by HarperCollins Canada
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Frances Itani

 

 

 

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Jennifer Lovegrove

 

 

 

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Sean Michaels

 

 

 

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published by Random House Canada
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Excerpted from US CONDUCTORS by Sean Michaels. Copyright © Sean Michaels 2014. Published by Random House Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, a Penguin Random House Company. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.



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Shani Mootoo

 

 

 

mootoo-crabMoving Forward Sideways Like a Crab
published by Doubleday Canada
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Excerpted from MOVING FORWARD SIDEWAYS LIKE A CRAB by Shani Mootoo. Copyright © Shani Mootoo 2014. Published by Doubleday Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, a Penguin Random House Company. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.



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Heather O’Neill

 

 

 

oneill-saturday2The Girl Who Was Saturday Night
published by HarperCollins Canada
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Kathy Page

 

 

 

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published by John Metcalf Books/Biblioasis
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Claire Holden Rothman

 

 

 

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published by Penguin Canada
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Miriam Toews

 

 

 

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published by Knopf Canada
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Padma Viswanathan

 

 

 

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