We are beyond thrilled that Michelle Winters’s debut novel, I Am a Truck, is in such good company on the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist! So thrilled that we’re putting it on sale for the next two weeks right here so everyone can read it!
Here’s what the jury had to say about the list: “Twenty seventeen was an intriguing year for Canadian fiction. As with any year, there were trends, themes that ran through any number of books: the plight of the marginalized, the ongoing influence of history on the present, the way it feels to grow up in our country, the way the world looks to the psychologically damaged. But 2017 was also a year of outliers, of books that were eccentric, challenging or thrillingly strange, books that took us to amusing or disturbing places. In fact, you could say that the exceptional was one of 2017’s trends. It gave the impression of a world in transition: searching inward as much as outward, wary but engaged.” View the full list of longlisted books.
This year’s shortlist will be announced at a press event to be held at the Scotiabank Centre in Toronto on Monday, October 2.