'Book of Negroes' author Lawrence Hill to sit on Giller Prize jury

TORONTO -- "The Book of Negroes" author Lawrence Hill will be among the five-member jury for this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize.

See Full Article

The homegrown literary award announced two other Canadians -- New Republic senior editor Jeet Heer, and former Giller finalist Kathleen Winter, who was nominated for "Annabel" -- as part of the lineup.

British author Samantha Harvey, who was previously nominated for the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize, and Alan Warner, the Scottish writer of eight novels including "The Stars in the Bright Sky," round out the list.

Together the jury will pick this year's winner of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English.

The long list of Giller contenders will be revealed on Sept. 6, while the short list will be unveiled on Sept. 26.

An awards gala will be held at Toronto's Ritz-Carlton on Nov. 8.

The winning author receives $100,000 while the other finalists will get $10,000.

The Giller Prize, founded in 1994, is named after the late literary journalist Doris Giller.



Advertisements

Latest Entertainment News

  • 'Riding for their dreams:' Tom Cochrane re-releases Big League to raise funds for Humboldt

    Entertainment CBC News
    Tom Cochrane has released a reworked version of his song Big League and will donate all proceeds to a fund created to support those affected by the April 6 crash in Saskatchewan involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus and a tractor-trailer. Source
  • Tom Cochrane releases his reworked version of 'Big League'

    Entertainment CTV News
    TORONTO - Tom Cochrane has released a reworked version of his song "Big League" and will donate all proceeds to a fund created to support those affected by the April 6 crash in Saskatchewan involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus and a tractor-trailer. Source
  • Tribeca Film Festival opens and De Niro comes out swinging

    Entertainment CTV News
    NEW YORK - The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened Wednesday with pugnacious political words from Robert De Niro and the tender opening-night premiere, "Love, Gilda," an intimate celebration of the beloved comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" star Gilda Radner. Source
  • Prosecutor to update probe into Prince's death

    Entertainment CTV News
    MINNEAPOLIS - Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the music superstar's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz scheduled an 11:30 a.m. Source
  • Tensions mount between Quebec and Ottawa — over art

    Entertainment CBC News
    The most famous painting you've never heard of is stirring up controversy in the Canadian art world and has landmark institutions in Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa publicly sparring over whether its a work of provincial, or national heritage. Source
  • CBC urged to preserve master recordings of radio and TV programming after making digital copies

    Entertainment CBC News
    The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation (CBMF) is urging CBC to stop destroying original radio and television programming after making digital copies, arguing these master recordings are irreplaceable. The Toronto charitable foundation said in a release Wednesday that CBC's English Services began destroying original radio and TV programming at the beginning of April. Source
  • Minnesota prosecutors to announce whether charges will be laid in Prince's death

    Entertainment CBC News
    Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision Thursday on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the musician's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carver County attorney Mark Metz was scheduled to announce at 11:30 a.m. Source
  • Minnesota prosecutors plan announcement on Prince death

    Entertainment CTV News
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision Thursday on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the musician's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz was scheduled to announce at 11:30 a.m. Source
  • Charlize Theron's not leaving the U.S. due to racism but is concerned

    Entertainment CTV News
    LOS ANGELES - Charlize Theron isn't leaving the United States over racism concerns, but the white South Africa-born actress, who has adopted a black daughter and son, says she's "constantly concerned" about her children's safety. Source
  • Female stars dominate Cannes festival jury

    Entertainment CTV News
    Hollywood actresses Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry and majority-female jury at the Cannes film festival next month, the organizers said Wednesday. American writer-director Ava DuVernay of "Selma" fame and Burundian singer and composer Khadja Nin complete the five women on the nine-person jury that will decide the top Palme d'Or prize. Source