The 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize long list was announced yesterday. Twelve authors are in the running for the $100,000 prize. The list will be reduced to six finalists to be announced on Oct. 1.
The long list nominees for the 25th anniversary of the Giller Prize are:
Paige Cooper for her story collection Zolitude, published by A John Metcalf Book, an imprint of Biblioasis.
Patrick deWitt for his novel French Exit, published by House of Anansi Press.
Eric Dupont for his novel Songs for the Cold of Heart, translated by Peter McCambridge, published by QC Fiction, an imprint of Baraka Books.
Esi Edugyan for her novel Washington Black, published by Patrick Crean Editions, an imprint of HarperCollins Canada.
Rawi Hage for his novel Beirut Hellfire Society, published by Knopf Canada.
Sheila Heti for her novel Motherhood, published by Knopf Canada.
Emma Hooper for her novel Our Homesick Songs, published by Hamish Hamilton Canada.
Thea Lim for her novel An Ocean of Minutes, published by Viking Canada.
Lisa Moore for her story collection Something for Everyone, published by Astoria, an imprint of House of Anansi.
Tanya Tagaq for her novel Split Tooth, published by Viking Canada, which hasn’t officially been released yet but comes out next week.
Kim Thúy for her novel Vi, translated by Sheila Fischman, published by Random House Canada.
Joshua Whitehead for his novel Jonny Appleseed, published by Arsenal Pulp Press.