Giller Foundation Donates to Canadian BIPOC Writers
The Giller Foundation, which administers The Scotiabank Giller Prize—Canada's most prestigious book prize for fiction—has given a donation of C$25,000 to the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) and another C$25,000 to Diaspora Dialogues. Both organizations focus on supporting, mentoring and nurturing writers who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour.
“Writers are the lifeblood of our creative communities and diversity is the vital spark that animates the world of literature,” said Elana Rabinovitch, executive director of the Giller Foundation. “Without writers from the Black, Indigenous and people of colour communities, our view of the world would be diminished and one-dimensional, our imaginations would go unfed and we would cease to learn more about the world and ourselves.”