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Sarah Bernstein wins 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize

The author was awarded $100,000 for her second novel Study for Obedience
November 14, 2023

A woman with long blonde hair is wearing light red sweater, standing in front of a tree Sarah Bernstein is also shortlisted for the Booker Prize, whose winner will be announced on November 26.

Concordia creative writing alumna Sarah Bernstein, BA 09, is the 2023 winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for fiction. The prize, announced on November 13, and valued at $100,000, is Canada’s most prestigious award for literary fiction.

Bernstein is additionally one of just six authors who were named to the Booker Prize shortlist this fall — the winner will be announced on November 26.

Read our interview with the author, and learn more about her winning novel, Study for Obedience (Knopf Canada).


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