Sarah Bernstein has won the 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the richest prize in Canadian literature, for her novel Study for Obedience. Bernstein, a Montreal-born author and creative writing teacher living in Scotland, joined the event virtually as she had recently given birth. Her novel explores themes of guilt, abuse, and prejudice through an unreliable narrator. Bernstein expressed the importance of supporting writers to tell their own stories, especially when they challenge dominant historical narratives. The book is also shortlisted for the 2023 Booker Prize. The gala event was disrupted by anti-Israel protesters, but Bernstein’s win was eventually announced.