Nigerian author and photographer Teju Cole is one of the jurors for the 2020 Glenn Gould Prize. Cole is joined on the panel by a distinguished array of artists that includes Neil Gaiman, Hillary Hahn, Dr. Surojeet Chatterji and chaired by Grammy Award-winning composer and film director Laurie Anderson.
First awarded in 1987, the Glenn Gould Prize is now biennially conferred by the Glenn Gould Foundation in honor of Canadian pianist, writer, and broadcaster Glenn Gould (1932-82). It aims to reward a single individual “for a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts.” Prize Laureates receive a C$100 000 (originally $50 000) award and The Glenn Gould Prize sculpture by Canadian artist Ruth Abernethy. They in turn get to choose a young artist to receive the C$15,000 Glenn Gould Protege Prize.
Nominations are open to the public and are received online from any part of the world. Self-nominations or nomination via email is not allowed.
Previous winners of the Glenn Gould Prize include, among others, Jessye Norman, Leonard Cohen, Philip Glass, Yo-Yo Ma, and Oscar Peterson.
To learn more about the prize jury, go here.
Go here to find out more about the prize.