12 authors and their works were longlisted, including Esi Edugyan‘s Washington Black, a stunning novel of slavery and freedom that’s also longlisted the Man Booker (the shortlist will be announced later this week!) Esi Edugyan previously won the Giller Prize in 2011 for her novel Half-Blood Blues.
A jury of five selected the longlist and will choose the ultimate winner. The panel is comprised of Kamal Al-Solaylee, Maxine Bailey, John Freeman, Philip Hensher and Heather O’Neill.
The shortlist will be revealed on October 1, and the winner will be announced on November 19. Read more about the Giller Prize and the longlist announcement here, and find out more about Washington Black and start reading the first chapter here!
Which of the longlisted books have you read? Did any of your favourite Canadian novels miss the list? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
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