On October 11, the Scotiabank Giller Prize unveiled its 2023 shortlist, marking the 30th anniversary of the renowned literary award.

Among the five authors in the running for the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize, we have:

Representing from British Columbia is Kevin Chong. Chong is an acclaimed author with a rich portfolio spanning both fiction and nonfiction, and his literary contributions have found a place in distinguished publications like The Guardian and The Rumpus. Currently based in Vancouver, he also holds the role of associate professor at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.

This year’s jury, consisting of Canadian authors Ian Williams (jury chair), Sharon Bala, and Brian Thomas Isaac, along with American author Rebecca Makkai and Indian-British writer Neel Mukherjee, meticulously went through the 145 submitted works to select these five remarkable authors.

The winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize will be revealed during a live CBC broadcast on November 13, 2023. The ceremony will be available for streaming on CBC Gem, and a livestream can also be accessed at cbcbooks.ca/gillerprize. For radio listeners, the special broadcast will air on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen.

Additionally, the shortlisted books for the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize are available in accessible formats for print-disabled Canadians through the National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS) and the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).

Header picture of The Double Life of Benson Yu by Kevin Chong (Simon & Schuster, Iris Chia).