Without fail, the winner of the annual Scotiabank Giller Prize becomes a household name in Canada. Those shortlisted also step into the proverbial hall of CanLit fame, their titles splashed across best-of lists at year end for good reason. No wonder the shortlist is a staple of many bibliophiles’ reading lists. Our annual on-stage interview with finalists of the Scotiabank Giller Prize kicks off the Festival. Hear about the creative processes, anticipations and camaraderie between incredible creatives before the winner is announced on November 18th. Presented in partnership with the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The venue is wheelchair accessible and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be present. The Finalists are: Immigrant City by David Bezmozgis, Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles, The Innocents by Michael Crummey, Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin, Lampedusa by Steven Price. Reproduction by Ian Williams. Hosted by Jael Richardson, Canadian Writer and Broadcaster, Book Columnist on CBC Radio’s q.
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 6:00pm