You’ll want to mark these important Scotiabank Giller Prize dates on your calendar. We hope you’ll tune in and join us, online or in person as the occasions present themselves.
The 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize jurors will be announced in mid-January.
2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize entries (finished books or galleys, no loose pages) are to be submitted according to the following schedule:
February 15, 2017
Books published between October 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017 must be received on or before February 15, 2017.
April 15, 2017
Books published between March 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017 must be received on or before April 15, 2017.
June 15, 2017
Books published between May 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017 must be received on or before June 15, 2017.
August 15, 2017
Books published between July 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017 must be received on or before August 15, 2017.
Submissions received after the final deadline of August 15, 2017 will be deemed ineligible.
September 18, 2017
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
The 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist will be announced on Monday, September 18th, live in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The announcement will be available simultaneously via email press release, CNW, here on the Scotiabank Giller Prize web site and via related social media channels.
October 2, 2017
The 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist will be announced on Monday, October 2nd. The event will be livestreamed at the CBC Books Facebook page. The announcement will also be available simultaneously via email press release, CNW, here on the Scotiabank Giller Prize web site and via related social media channels.
Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists
October 12, 2017
Calgary, Alberta (Wordfest at the National Music Centre)
Hosted by Marina Endicott
October 16, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia (Vancouver Writers Festival at the Vancouver Playhouse)
Hosted by Hal Wake
October 26, 2017
Halifax, Nova Scotia (Halifax Public Library)
Hosted by Angela Antle
November 1, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario (The National Gallery of Canada)
Hosted by Johanna Schneller
November 6, 2017
Toronto, Ontario (Koerner Hall)
Hosted by Johanna Schneller
November 9, 2017
London, UK (Canada House)
Through the Between the Pages presentations in cities across Canada, readers will get a chance to peer inside the minds and creative lives of the writers who’ve made it onto the 2017 shortlist. Each event will feature special guest appearances and entertainment drawn from each locale. Stay tuned as details and ticket information becomes available.
Monday, November 20, 2017
The 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner will be announced at a gala ceremony to honour the finalists on Monday, November 20th. Hosted by Mary Walsh, the event will air live on CBC at 8 p.m. (12:30 AT/1:00 NT) and will be livestreamed at CBCBooks.ca. The gala will also air as a broadcast special on CBC Radio One at 8 p.m. (9 AT/9:30 NT), hosted by The Next Chapter’s Shelagh Rogers and CBC’s q books columnist Jael Richardson. The announcement will be available simultaneously via email press release, CNW, Scotiabank Giller Prize web site and related social media channels.
#GillerWinner Twitter chat
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Readers will have an opportunity to offer congratulations and ask the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner questions during an hour-long #GillerWinner chat on Twitter. Stay tuned for details.