Transatlantic is thrilled to congratulate our 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlisted authors: Megan Gail Coles for her novel SMALL GAME HUNTING AT THE LOCAL COWARD GUN CLUB (House of Anansi Press) and Zalika Reid-Benta for her short story collection FRYING PLANTAIN (Astoria, House of Anansi Press).

Each year the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize acknowledges the best in Canadian fiction. This year the esteemed five-member jury panel said: “Canadian fiction in 2019 is as confident in its exploration and interrogation of the local as it is curious and voracious in its engagement with the world beyond our borders, with time and place being understood in ways that are expansive, warping, and unexpectedly intimate. These books make it plain that great writing happens when art and ideas matter over all else in establishing the imaginative terrain that readers are invited, inspired, and challenged to explore.”

The Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist will be announced on September 30th. For the full longlist, please visit