Faculty member Dionne Irving Bremyer's The Islands longlisted for 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Author: Paul Cunningham

Dionne Irving Bremyer, an associate professor of English at Notre Dame, is one of 12 Canadian authors who have been longlisted for the 2023 Scotiabank Gilller Prize longlist.

Irving Bremyer’s short story collection The Islands is one of the 12 titles chosen from 145 books submitted by Canadian publishers. The longlist was determined by five judges including Canadian authors Ian Williams, Sharon Bala, Brian Thomas Isaac, American author Rebecca Makkai, and British-Indian writer Neel Mukherjee. This year's shortlist will be announced on October 11, 2023 and the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize ceremony will be broadcast on Monday, November 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET (11:30 p.m. AT, 12 a.m. NT) on CBC TV and the free CBC Gem streaming service.

“The jury read thoughtfully with full hearts and tremendous engagement to create this year’s longlist of 12 authors. They consumed 145 books, wading through different worlds, voices and generations and decided these books and these writers worthy of the highest recognition and recommendation. I thank them for a difficult job exceedingly well done and offer the finalists my heartiest congratulations.”
– Elana Rabinovitch, Executive Director, Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Giller Prize, founded by Jack Rabinovitch in 1994, is Canada’s most esteemed literary prize for fiction. Scotiabank has been title sponsor since 2005. The Scotiabank Giller Prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel, graphic novel, or short story collection published in English, and $10,000 to each of the finalists. The award is named in honour of Jack Rabinovitch’s wife, the late literary journalist, Doris Giller.

Earlier this year, Irving Bremyer's The Islands was also named a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award in Fiction.

Originally published by Paul Cunningham at english.nd.edu on October 03, 2023.