On Friday, October 2, 2020, Biblioasis partnered with McClelland & Stewart, Véhicule Press, and Maisonneuve Magazine to put on the event ART OF THE SHORT STORY: A READING WITH THREE 2020 SCOTIABANK GILLER NOMINEES. David Bergen, Souvankham Thammavongsa, and Kaie Kellough had a great discussion about their nominated short story collections with host, Dimitri Nasrallah. We streamed it on both Facebook Live and on YouTube. Thank you to everyone who tuned in! Unfortunately, we had some technical issues, as so some audience members had difficulties watching the video live. Luckily, you can still watch the video now without any disruptions:
This week on October 5th, the shortlist for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced. We are so excited that David Bergen’s Here the Dark is a finalist for the prize! Souvankham Thammavongsa’s How to Pronounce Knife (McClelland & Stewart) is also a finalist, along with three other books: Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson (House of Anansi), Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo (Book*hug), and The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. Learn more about the shortlist here.