Submitted by SimonSingleton on Sun, 30/10/2011 - 00:00
First presented in 1997, The Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize is a Canadian literary award presented by Rogers Communications and the Writers' Trust of Canada, with the winner to be announced on the 1 November.
The Scotiabank Giller Prize, or Giller Prize, is a literary award given to a Canadian author of a novel or short story published in English. The prize was established as the Giller Prize in 1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife Doris Giller, a former literary editor at the Toronto Star, and this year will be awarded on 8 November.
And lastly, to conclude Esi Edugyan and Patrick deWitt's quartet of award nominations is the Governor General's Literary Award, with the winner to be announced on 15 November. It is a collection of awards presented by the Governor General of Canada, marking distinction in a number of academic, artistic and social fields. The first was in 1937 by Lord Tweedsmuir, a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction who created the Governor General's Literary Award, and successive Governor Generals have followed suit.