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Scotiabank Giller Prize Winners

The Scotiabank Giller Prize is Canada's most lucrative literary prize. The monetary prize is awarded every November to an English Canadian novel or short-story collection. In 2014, it was announced that prizing would increase to $140,000, with $100,000 going to the winner and $10,000 to each shortlist finalist.
Author Year Title
M.G. Vassanji 1994 The Book of Secrets
Rohinton Mistry 1995 A Fine Balance
Margaret Atwood 1996 Alias Grace
Mordecai Richler 1997 Barney's Version
Alice Munro 1998 The Love of a Good Woman
Bonnie Burnard 1999 A Good House
Michael Ondaatje 2000 Anil's Ghost
David Adams Richards 2000 Mercy Among The Children
Richard B. Wright 2001 Clara Callan
Austin Clarke 2002 The Polished Hoe
M.G. Vassanji 2003 The In-Between World of Vikram Lall
Alice Munro 2004 Runaway
David Bergen 2005 The Time In Between
Vincent Lam 2006 Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures
Elizabeth Hay 2007 Late Nights on Air
Joseph Boyden 2008 Through Black Spruce
Linden MacIntyre 2009 The Bishop's Man
Johanna Skibsrud 2010 The Sentimentalists
Esi Edugyan 2011 Half-Blood Blues
Will Ferguson 2012 419
Lynn Coady
2013 Hellgoing
Sean Michaels 2014 Us Conductors
André Alexis 2015 Fifteen Dogs
Madeleine Thien 2016 Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Michael Redhill 2017 Bellevue Square
Esi Edugyan 2018 Washington Black
Ian Williams 2019 Reproduction

Souvankham Thammavongsa

2020 How to Pronounce Knife
Omar El Akkad 2021 What Strange Paradise
Suzette Mayr 2022 The Sleeping Car Porter
Sarah Bernstein 2023 Study for Obedience

Selected Works of
Scotiabank Giller Prize Winners