Scotiabank 25th Anniversary Giller Prize@The Ritz-Carlton (Mon. Nov. 19, 2018)
Photography by A.J. Lam.
Esi Edugyan, author of the novel Washington Black, has won this year’s $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the 25th anniversary of Canada’s richest literary honour.
Victoria-based author Esi Edugyan says her second time winning the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her latest novel Washington Black felt all the more meaningful amid a climate in which truth is “under siege.”
Published by Patrick Crean Editions, the novel follows the saga of an 11-year-old boy who escapes slavery at a Barbados sugar plantation with the help of the owner’s kinder brother.
- Patrick deWitt for his novel French Exit, published by House of Anansi Press
- Eric Dupont for his novel Songs for the Cold of Heart, translated by Peter McCambridge, published by QC Fiction
- Esi Edugyan for her novel Washington Black, published by Patrick Crean Editions
- Sheila Heti for her novel Motherhood, published by Knopf Canada
- Thea Lim for her novel An Ocean of Minutes, published by Viking Canada