Congratulations to Souvankham Thammavongsa, winner of BOTH the Shadow Giller and the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her book How to Pronounce Knife! I don’t know about the real Giller jury, but for the Shadow jury it was unanimous.
You can read more about it at Shadowing the Best of CanLit (here and here), as well as on the Scotiabank Giller Prize website.
As always, I had a lot of fun reading the books with my fellow jury members: Penny, Lindy, and my sister Kate.
And a big thanks to all of you who followed along. It’s always more fun with company. 🙂
See you again next year!
13 thoughts on “Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner 2020”
I’m delighted Souvankham’s book has won. A truly excellent collection!
Me too! And it’s so great that you have access to it across the ocean!
Hooray that it’s available in the UK! I’ll definitely seek it out.
This is the only book I’ve read from the Giller shortlist, but I loved it so was really pleased to hear it had won.
It’s great that so many people have already read it!
Oh wow she won your shadow giller too? Awesome, now we know she truly is the most deserving author this year! Although I totally agree, I loved her book, her writing is just fantastic. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
Ridgerunner just won the Writers Trust Fiction Prize!
I know and I’m so excited!!!!
I bet the Giller Jury was unanimous too! I wonder if this will be one of those books that gets nominated for everything… Fun to see your sister’s pic in the list. Did she enjoy the other shortlisted books as much as she enjoyed this one?
She enjoyed them all, I think! But this one stood out to her like it did for the rest of us. I was so relieved she was finally able to get a hold of the books in time (in various ways). Being a newby, she wasn’t as quick to put holds on everything immediately the way the rest of us do. So she ended up just barely getting to read them but not having enough time to write about them. Maybe next year!
Wow your shadow jury picked it as well?! It must be good. I will get it at the library. So glad you all liked it
So good! You will not regret it. 🙂