2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Portrait of Giller prize nominee Madeline Thien. (Photograph by Will Lew)

Madeleine Thien takes home the Giller Prize

“I’m just happy for the book. So happy for the book."

Excerpt: Read Emma Donoghue’s Giller-shortlisted ’The Wonder’

Read the opening chapter of Emma Donoghue’s latest bestseller, ’The Wonder’
Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue: ’My curiosity flares up when I hear about . . . ’

Emma Donoghue on storing ideas like bulbs, and planting them later

Excerpt: Read Mona Awad’s ’13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl’

In this Giller-shortlisted book, two high-schoolers struggle to navigate the male gaze that, they realize, dominates their world
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Mona Awad: ‘I felt like quitting many times’

Mona Awad on finding poetic inspiration, scribbling notes—and the long, hard process of writing her book

Excerpt: Catherine Leroux’s ’The Party Wall’

Past the lopsided Montreal street, the vacant lots and the wrecking yard, there’s the thrilling smell of manure–and Belle.
Catherine Leroux

Catherine Leroux: ’No part of my life is immune’

Catherine Leroux on when a novel begins and ends, the shock of translation and the meaning of a blank look

Who wins Canada’s literary prizes — and why

A closer look at the Gillers, the Writer’s Trust and the Governor General awards
Portrait of Giller prize nominee Madeline Thien. (Photograph by Will Lew)

2016 Giller Prize winner Madeleine Thien on the writer’s life

The writer’s life is one of transport, governed by the speed of others, says Madeleine Thien

Read an excerpt from Madeleine Thien’s ’Do Not Say We Have Nothing’

A daughter finds her lost father again in a Bach sonata, in this excerpt from the 2016 Giller Prize winner