An ALU History of the Giller Prize

An ALU History of the Giller Prize
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The Giller Prize is one of Canada's most prestigious national literary awards. Here we take a look back at past winners and nominees to remember some of the great titles that have received such high profile attention. View books in this list

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Confidence

By Russell Smith

Nominated for the 2015 Giller Prize.

Nominated for the 2015 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

In Russell Smith?s darkly brilliant new collection of short stories Confidence, the reader will be introduced to ecstasy-taking PhD students; financial traders desperate for husbands; ... Read more

Martin John

By Anakana Schofield

Finalist for the 2015 Giller Prize

Among The National Post’s Top 5 Books of 2015

Among The Toronto Star’s Top 5 Fiction Books of 2015

Among Largehearted Boy’s Favourite Novels of 2015

One of Quill & Quire’s Books of the Year, 2015

Among The Edmonton Journal’s Top 5 Books ... Read more

Arvida

By Samuel Archibald

Finalist for the 2015 Giller Prize

Finalist for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award

Like a Proust-obsessed Cormac McCarthy, Samuel Archibald's portrait of his hometown is filled with innocent children and wild beasts, attempted murder and ritual mutilation, haunted houses and ... Read more

Fifteen Dogs

By Andre Alexis

An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

WINNER OF THE 2015 GILLER PRIZE

WINNER OF THE 2015 ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2015 TORONTO BOOK AWARDS
 

— I wonder, said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human ... Read more

Watch How We Walk

By Jennifer LoveGrove

Alternating between a woman’s childhood in a small town and as an adult in the city, this novel traces a Jehovah Witness family’s splintering belief system, their isolation, and the erosion of their relationships. As Emily becomes closer to her closeted Uncle Tyler, she ... Read more

Waiting for the Man

By Arjun Basu

A surreal journey of a man who is searching for purpose and for happiness

Joe, a 36-year-old advertising copywriter for a slick New York agency, feels disillusioned with his life. He starts dreaming of a mysterious man, seeing him on the street, and hearing his voice. Joe ... Read more

How to Get Along With Women

By Elisabeth de Mariaffi

A sharply original debut collection, How To Get Along With Women showcases Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s keen eye and inventive voice. Infused with a close and present danger, these stories tighten the knot around power, identity, and sexuality, and draw the reader into the pivotal ... Read more

Solitaria

By Genni Gunn

When Vito Santoro's body is inadvertently unearthed by a demolition crew in Fregene, Italy, his siblings are thrown into turmoil, having been told by their sister Piera that Vito had fled to Argentina fifty years earlier after abandoning his wife and son. Piera, the self-proclaimed ... Read more