Events and Important Dates

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.

Jury announced
January, 2017

The 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize jurors will be announced in mid-January.


Submission deadlines

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.


Longlist announced
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.


Shortlist announced
October 2, 2017
Toronto, Ontario

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.


Winner announced
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.

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  4. chris martin

    This used to be a free event….Restricting it to those who can pay the ticket price goes against the principle of spreading literacy and generating interest in Canadian books, supposedly the mandate of the award.
    cm

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    1. Scotiabank Giller Prize Post author

      The Giller Prize readings have always been offered as an economically priced paid event, hosted at different venues in Toronto over the years. In recent years, we’ve also provided brief readings videos via the Giller Prize YouTube channel. This year, we’re thrilled to present live readings events in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver … and for those who can’t attend in person, the Toronto event will again be livestreamed (and then archived, as was last year’s event) via the Scotiabank Giller Prize web site and Facebook page.

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  5. Rebecca

    I love watching the Gillers from home, but don’t have an actual TV set. Is there a way to watch online? That’s what I did last year, but I don’t see the option listed above…

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    1. Scotiabank Giller Prize Post author

      The Scotiabank Giller Prize gala is by invitation only. We encourage everyone to take part in Giller Light events if they are available in your city (see more information at: http://gillerlightbash.com/) The events are a lot of fun, spent with fellow booklovers and supporting worthy literacy causes and initiatives. Whether you attend (or maybe start) an event like that or not, be sure to tune in to the CBC Television broadcast.

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    1. Scotiabank Giller Prize Post author

      Click on the “Koerner Hall” link for online and offline ticket ordering options. Hope you’ll be joining us!

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