Audio editions of 10 award-winning books will be available for free over a two-month period as part of an initiative to encourage Canadians to enjoy top storytelling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The selected Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning audiobooks can be downloaded by Canadian listeners on Audible.ca until June 28, the Amazon subsidiary said Thursday in a release.
Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace” and Mordecai Richler’s “Barney’s Version” are two of the headliners on the list.
Other selections include Rohinton Mistry’s “A Fine Balance,” Alice Munro’s “Runaway”, Joseph Boyden’s “Through Black Spruce,” Johanna Skibsrud’s “The Sentimentalists,” Will Ferguson’s “419,” Lynn Coady’s “Hellgoing,” Sean Michaels’ “Us Conductors” and Andre Alexis’s “Fifteen Dogs.”
The Giller Prize, founded in 1994, is presented annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 30, 2020.