The Scotiabank Giller Prize Announces 2015 Shortlist

The shortlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced at an event in downtown Toronto yesterday, with CBC personality Rick Mercer hosting the media conference.

Jury members John Boyne, Alison Pick, Cecil Foster and Alexander MacLeod were on hand to announce the 2015 finalists and read a citation for each title. The five titles were chosen from a longlist of 12 books announced on September 9th – 168 titles were submitted by 63 publishers from every region of the country.

The books shortlisted for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize are:

– André Alexis for his novel Fifteen Dogs, published by Coach House Books

– Samuel Archibald for his story collection Arvida, published by Biblioasis, translated from the French by Donald Winkler

– Rachel Cusk for her novel Outline, published by Harper Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

– Heather O’Neill for her story collection Daydreams of Angels, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

– Anakana Schofield for her novel Martin John, published by A John Metcalf Book, an imprint of Biblioasis

The shortlist was selected by the esteemed five-member jury panel made up of Irish author John Boyne (Jury Chair), Canadian writers Cecil Foster, Alexander MacLeod and Alison Pick, and British author Helen Oyeyemi.

The 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize award ceremony, which will be hosted by Mercer, will air on CBC Television on Tuesday, November 10th at 9pm and will be live-streamed from

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