Scotiabank Giller Prize

Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Scotiabank Giller Prize, founded in 1994, is the leading literary prize in the country, highlighting the best in Canadian fiction. A jury of five Canadian and international writers select a longlist of 10 books, then winnow it down to five and finally select a winner at a gala ceremony every November. Below, you'll find some of the winning titles available in audio.

Past Winners

    • Bellevue Square

    • Written by: Michael Redhill
    • Narrated by: Sarah Mennell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 121

    A darkly comic literary thriller about a woman who fears for her sanity - and then her life - when she learns that her doppelganger has appeared in a local park....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Mind-Bending Must Read!

    • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-20

    Regular price: CDN$ 50.81

    • Do Not Say We Have Nothing

    • Written by: Madeleine Thien
    • Narrated by: Angela Lin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations - those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution in the mid-20th century....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Like Slow Poetry

    • By Tee on 2018-04-02

    Regular price: CDN$ 50.93

    • Fifteen Dogs

    • Written by: André Alexis
    • Narrated by: André Alexis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    A bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, unique, and entertaining!

    • By Cameron Britton on 2018-04-05

    Regular price: CDN$ 24.12

    • Us Conductors

    • Written by: Sean Michaels
    • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Locked in a cabin aboard a ship bearing him back to Russia and away from the love of his life, Lev Sergeyvich Termen begins to type his story....

    Regular price: CDN$ 33.01

    • Hellgoing

    • Stories
    • Written by: Lynn Coady
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    With astonishing range and depth, Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Lynn Coady gives us nine unforgettable new stories, each one of them grabbing our attention from the first line....

    • Stories
    • Written by: Lynn Coady
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 2017-07-19
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating
    • 2013 winner

    Regular price: CDN$ 26.54

    • 419

    • Written by: Will Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Will Ferguson takes listeners deep into the labyrinth of lies that is 419, winner of the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At first I wasn’t sure-but then I fell in love!

    • By Travelmug on 2018-02-26

    Regular price: CDN$ 37.04

    • The Sentimentalists

    • Written by: Johanna Skibsrud
    • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla, Joey Collins, Greg Steinbruner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Johanna Skibsrud won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for this compelling debut novel. Napoleon Haskell lives in Casablanca, Ontario, on the shores of a man-made lake that covers the remains of the former town....

    Regular price: CDN$ 37.04

    • The Bishop’s Man

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Linden Macintyre
    • Narrated by: Graham Rowat
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Award-winning Canadian journalist Linden MacIntyre’s The Bishop’s Man claimed the Scotiabank Giller Prize....

    Regular price: CDN$ 37.04

    • Through Black Spruce

    • Written by: Joseph Boyden
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Cree bush pilot Will Bird lies comatose in a hospital, while his wayward niece Annie arrives to sit in silent vigil by his side....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • timely statement of where we are

    • By Gayle on 2018-09-14

    Regular price: CDN$ 42.33

    • Runaway

    • Stories
    • Written by: Alice Munro
    • Narrated by: Kymberly Dakin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The stories in this collection are about women of all ages and circumstances. The runaway of the title story is a young woman who is incapable of leaving her husband....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, one quibble on good narration

    • By Elizabeth Theis on 2018-09-18
    • Stories
    • Written by: Alice Munro
    • Narrated by: Kymberly Dakin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 2008-10-22
    • 4 out of 5 stars 13 ratings
    • 2004 winner

    Regular price: CDN$ 27.75

    • The Polished Hoe

    • Written by: Austin Clarke
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Winner of both the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, The Polished Hoe is acclaimed author Austin Clarke's masterpiece....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • recommend

    • By Sad face on 2018-09-12

    Regular price: CDN$ 50.93

    • Barney's Version

    • Written by: Mordecai Richler
    • Narrated by: Graham Abbey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Barney Panofsky - Canadian expat, wily lover of women, writer, television producer, raconteur - is finally putting pen to paper so he can rebut the charges about him made in his rival’s autobiography....

    Regular price: CDN$ 40.26

    • Alias Grace

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Sarah Gadon, Margaret Atwood
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it.

    • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-16

    Regular price: CDN$ 53.70

    • A Fine Balance

    • Written by: Rohinton Mistry
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
    • Length: 25 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Could not be better!

    • By David B. on 2018-07-28

    Regular price: CDN$ 62.60