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Omar El Akkad (Jeremy Chan/Getty Images)

Giller Prize-winning author Omar El Akkad’s powerful writing is making a mark

The Egyptian-Canadian author is turning journalistic savvy into literary clout. He’s on this year’s Maclean’s Power List.

The surprising sounds and sides of Tanya Tagaq

The throat singer and author talks about changing attitudes in Canada, communicating without words and why she’s often poking fun at herself

The 2018 Giller Prize longlist has something for absolutely everybody

The Giller jury says its 12 long-listed books ’sing about the erased, the immigrants, the oppressed, the survivors, the entitled’

In the world of Canadian book prizes, fiction meets politics

Increasingly, Canadian writers are finding creative fire in issues, identity and the immigrant experience
2017 Giller Prize–shortlisted books

Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist carries plenty of experience

The Giller shortlist leans towards veteran authors and literary-psychological pyrotechnics

Remembering beloved Canadian writer Richard B. Wright

A year ago, the author joyfully looked ahead to his golden anniversary and talked of how he always made up stories

Giller Prize nominee Zoe Whittall on her ’singular goal’

Zoe Whittall on the dream of spending days alone in a room, writing

Heather O’Neill: ’So I go through life naked’

We profile the authors of the books shortlisted by the Scotiabank Giller Prize this year. Here, Heather O’Neill on writerly vulnerability
Stack of award winning books.  Photograph by May Truong

Do women writers have ‘literary cooties’?

A remarkable study of the kinds of books that win big prizes reveals this: Don’t write about women. Unless, that is, you’re a man.
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Giller Prize Gala: A night of surprises

Brian Bethune’s quick report from a gala where an underdog triumphed and an ex-host wasn’t missed