November 9, 2020 (Toronto, Ontario) â€“ Souvankham ThammavongsaÂ is the winner of the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short story collection,Â How To Pronounce Knife, published by McClelland & Stewart. Thammavongsa will receive $100,000 courtesy of Scotiabank.
The remaining finalists, listed below, will each receive $10,000.
- Gil Adamson, for her novelÂ Ridgerunner, published by House of Anansi Press
- David Bergen, for his short story collectionÂ Here The Dark, published by Biblioasis
- Shani Mootoo, for her novelÂ Polar Vortex, published by Book*hug Press
- Emily St. John Mandel, for her novelÂ The Glass Hotel, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
The winner was announced NOV 9, 2020Â at the Scotiabank Giller Prize award ceremony, hosted by Canadian actor Eric McCormack, with performances by Canadian singer and songwriter, Diana Krall. The ceremony was presented commercial-free by Scotia Wealth Management on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Gem and streamed live on CBCBooks.ca.