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 of Arts.

Attendees must confirm via by Monday, September 15th at 5 pm.

We also aim to livestream the 2014 Giller Prize longlist announcement on Tuesday, September 16th. If you can’t join us in Montreal, join us online to celebrate all the news we’re excited to share next week.

In addition to the much anticipated 2014 longlist announcement, there will also be some important news revealed about the future of the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

For the 21st anniversary of the Giller Prize, founder Jack Rabinovitch is particularly pleased to present this announcement from the campus of his alma mater, in addition to celebrating the vibrant literary community and traditions of another part of Canada. Last year, the Giller Prize longlist announcement was delivered from the west coast, on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Past Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists and jurors from or with long associations with Quebec have included Mavis Gallant, Mordecai Richler, Judith Mappin, Anne Hébert, Edeet Ravel, Rawi Hage, Pascale Quiviger, Gaétan Soucy, Kathleen Winter, Kim Thúy and Nancy Richler.

We are delighted that writer and economist Denise Chong will make a special appearance to present the longlist, accompanied by the unique graphic recording talents of Sara Heppner-Waldston. In addition to Jack Rabinovitch, Professor Christopher Manfredi, Dean, Faculty of Arts, McGill University and Laurence Levy, Scotiabank Vice President of the Montreal and East District will also speak at the press conference.

The Giller Prize will present its shortlist at a special event in Toronto on October 6th. The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony to honour the finalists on Monday, November 10th during a live broadcast on CBC Television at 9:00 p.m. EST. Visit for retrospective coverage of the Giller Prize’s past two decades, interviews with the nominees and jury members, contests and more.

About The Faculty of Arts, McGill University

McGill University’s Faculty of Arts is home to 15 departments, two professional schools, four institutes, and 10 centres, and has over 275 tenured or tenure-track scholars, over 6,000 undergraduates, over 1,000 graduate students, and offers several hundred courses. The humanities and social science disciplines that constitute the Faculty of Arts share a common endeavor: to understand the human condition in order to improve it. Education in the Faculty of Arts, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral, gives students the tools to understand their world and to make it better.


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Elana Rabinovitch, Scotiabank Giller Prize
416 275 5418

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