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Scotiabank Giller Prize 2015 long list

The 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced its long list. On Wednesday, September 9, 2015 the twelve titles were chosen from a field of 168 books - a record number of books in the prize's twenty-two year history - submitted by 63 publishers, from every region of the country.  The longlist was selected by an esteemed five panel jury: Irish author John Boyne (Jury Chair), Canadian writers Cecil Foster, Alexander MacLeod and Alison Pick, and British author Helen Oyeyemi.

The finalists will be revealed at an event in Toronto on Monday, October 5th.  As of last year, the prize purse doubled, with $10,000 to each runner-up and $100,000 to the winner making the Scotiabank Giller Prize the richest fiction prize in Canada.  The Scotiabank Giller Prize is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller and was founded in 1994 by her husband, Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch.  In alphabetical order the nominees are:

 

book cover image: fifteen dogs

Fifteen Dogs
Andre Alexis
published by Coach House Books

 

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Arvida
Samuel Archibald

Donald Winker (translator)
published by Biblioasis

 

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If I fall, If I Die
Michael Christie

published by McClelland & Stewart

 

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Outline
Rachel Cusk
published by Harper Perennial (an imprint of HarperCollins Pulishers Ltd.)

 

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Undermajordomo Minor
Patrick DeWitt

published by House of Anansi Press

 

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Close to Hugh
Marina Endicott

published by Doubleday Canada

 

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A Beauty
Connie Gault

published by McClelland & Stewart

 

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All True Not a Lie In It
Alix Hawley

published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada

 

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The Winter Family
Clifford Jackma
n
published by Random House Canada

 

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Daydreams of Angels
Heather O'Neill

published by HarperCollins

 

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Martin John
Anakana Schofield

published by A John Metcalf Book (an imprint of Biblioasis)

 

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Confidence
Russell Smith

published by A John Metcalf Book (an imprinto of Biblioasis)