2018 Giller Prize Shortlist


And the finalists are…

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, an imprint of Baraka Books

Esi Edugyan for her novel Washington Black, published by Patrick Crean Editions, an imprint of HarperCollins Canada

Sheila Heti for her novel Motherhood, published by Knopf Canada

Thea Lim for her novel An Ocean of Minutes, published by Viking Canada


The Shadow Giller jury will now swing into full reading and reviewing mode as we try to determine who we think should be the winner. We will announce our chosen title a few days before the official winner is named on Monday 19 November.

In the meantime, if you are on Twitter do follow us @ShadowGiller. Please use the hashtag #ShadowGiller

Happy Reading!



4 Responses to “2018 Giller Prize Shortlist”

  1. Lisa Hill Says:

    My nomination for the best cover is French Exit:)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kimbofo Says:

    Oh my goodness… one of these books in 600+ pages long! I better start reading!


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