Awards season: Carnegie Medals, Governor General’s Literary Awards, and Scotiabank Giller Prize news
The Andrew Carnegie Medals longlist is out
Twenty-four fiction and 25 nonfiction books landed a spot on the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals longlist, the American Library Association announced yesterday. Three finalists in each category will be announced on November 4, with the ultimate winners announced on January 26.
Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists announced
The Scotiabank Giller Prize, the richest literary award in Canada, announced their 2019 shortlist of six finalists earlier this week – and longlisted author Margaret Atwood wasn’t on the list, which raised a few eyebrows in the literary community. Three of the finalists are previous Giller Prize nominees, while the other half are comprised of an acclaimed poet and two debut novelists.
Governor’s General Awards finalists released
The Canada Council for the Arts announced their finalists for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Awards today. Seventy titles (five in English and five in French for each of seven categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people’s literature – text, young people’s literature – illustration, drama, and translation) made up the official list, with the winners in each language and category set to be released on October 29. Each winner will receive $25,000.