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CBC: 5 Canadian books make shortlist for $100K Scotiabank Giller Prize

October 5, 2021 — 

As CBC reports on UM alumna Miriam Toews [BA/89, DLITT/17]:

Books by Miriam Toews, Omar El Akkad, Angélique Lalonde, Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia and Jordan Tannahill have been shortlisted for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

The $100,000 prize is the biggest in Canadian literature.

Toews, a writer from Winnipeg who now lives in Toronto, is a finalist for her latest novel, Fight NightFight Night is also a finalist for the 2021 Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

Toews has been nominated for the Giller Prize twice before: in 2004, she was a finalist for A Complicated Kindness and in 2014, she was shortlisted for All My Puny Sorrows.

The other finalists are making their first appearance on the Giller Prize shortlist.

Read the full CBC story here.


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