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Giller Prize

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The Giller Prize is an annual award that goes to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story fiction collection published in English.

This prize was established in 1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife Doris Giller, a former literary editor at the Toronto Star. The prize is given in November of each year and comes with a cash reward of $25,000.

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Giller Award nominees and winners

1994

Jury: Alice Munro, Mordecai Richler, David Staines

1995

Jury: Mordecai Richler, David Staines, Jane Urquhart

1996

Jury: Bonnie Burnard, Carol Shields, David Staines

1997

Jury: Bonnie Burnard, Mavis Gallant, Peter Gzowski

1998

Jury: Margaret Atwood, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Peter Gzowski

1999

Jury: Alberto Manguel, Judith Mappin, Nino Ricci

2000

In 2000, the award was presented to two writers. This is the only time the Giller has ever resulted in a tie, and Rabinovitch has advised subsequent Giller juries that they must choose a single winner.

Jury: Margaret Atwood, Alistair MacLeod, Jane Urquhart

2001

Jury: David Adams Richards, Joan Clark, Robert Fulford

2002

Jury: Barbara Gowdy, Thomas King, Bill New

2003

Jury: Rosalie Abella, David Staines, Rudy Wiebe

2004

Jury: M.G. Vassanji, Alistair MacLeod, Charlotte Gray.

2005

Jury: Warren Cariou, Elizabeth Hay, Richard B. Wright

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