The 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced its shortlist on Monday, October 5, 2015, derived from a longlist of 12 books. The jury read an astonishing 168 works of fiction this year – a record number of books in the prize’s twenty two year history – submitted by 63 publishers, from every region of the country. The longlist was selected by an esteemed five-member jury panel: Irish author John Boyne (Jury Chair), Canadian writers Cecil Foster, Alexander MacLeod and Alison Pick, and British author Helen Oyeyemi.
The 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize short list:
Trinidad-born, Ottawa-raised André Alexis, for Fifteen Dogs.
Quebec author Samuel Archibald, nominated for the English translation of his story collection Arvida.
Toronto-born, U.K.-based Rachel Cusk, for Outline.
Montrealer Heather O'Neill, for Daydreams of Angels.
Irish-Canadian Anakana Schofield, for her novel Martin John.