Monday October 20, 2014




Atwood, Edugyan, Lethem tapped to serve on Scotiabank Giller Prize jury


Author Margaret Atwood is pictured in a Toronto hotel room on Tuesday March 6, 2012, as she promotes the documentary film 'Payback' based on her book. CanLit legend Atwood will help choose the next winner of the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young.

TORONTO - CanLit legend Margaret Atwood will help choose the next winner of the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Prize founder Jack Rabinovitch announced Wednesday that Atwood would serve on the jury along with previous Giller winner Esi Edugyan and American writer Jonathan Lethem.

It's the 20th year for the prize, created by Rabinovitch in memory of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller. The award recognizes the best Canadian novel or short story.

Atwood won the Giller for her 1996 novel "Alias Grace," while Edugyan who lives in Victoria, B.C., picked up the prize in 2011 for her novel "Half Blood Blues."

Lethem has written eight novels, including "The Fortress of Solitude." His latest, "Dissident Gardens," is due out in October. Lethem lives in Los Angeles and Maine.

The Giller long list is to be announced Sept. 16, with the short list due the second week of October. The winner will be revealed on Nov. 5.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misspelled Lethem


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