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The Booker, the Giller, the Writers' Trust, and the GGs: a bumper crop of literary awards!

Sep 09, 2023

For fans of literary fiction, the autumn season brings longlists, shortlists, and celebratory events recognizing exceptional works and their authors. Four awards of note with approaching longlists, shortlists, and finalist galas include:

The Booker Prize for Fiction

The Booker Prize recognizes outstanding works of fiction written in English and published in the UK and Ireland. Learn more about this year's panel of judges, past winners, and eligibility here. This year's shortlist publishes on September 21, and the final prize is awarded on November 26, 2023. 

You can view and place holds on the longlist on our website or at the end of this blog.

The Scotiabank Giller Prize

Next up is the Giller Prize, honouring "the best Canadian novel, graphic novel or short story collection published in English." Get ready for their shortlist release on October 11, with a finalist gala set for November 13, 2023.

You can view and place holds on the longlist our website or at the end of this blog.

The Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

The Writers' Trust "recognizes writers of exceptional talent for the best novel or short story collection of the year." Review their selection of finalists beginning on September 27. Check back to find out the winner on November 21, 2023.

The Governor General’s Literary Awards

The Governor General’s Literary Awards "celebrate literature and inspire the general public to read books by creators from Canada." Finalists revealed on October 5, and winners celebrated on November 1, 2023.

We will keep you updated on these events as they progress. Make note of those key dates, update your reading lists, and take joy in celebrating great writing!

Giller Prize 2023 Longlist
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Nominated titles for the 2023 Giller Prize for Canadian literary fiction written in English.

Booker Prize 2023 Longlist
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The Booker longlist is out! Take a look and a place a hold to explore a new title or refresh yourself on one you enjoyed earlier in the year.