CBC Books recently had the opportunity to ask the shortlisted authors a few questions about their literary influences and inspirations. Here we have Esi Edugyan, author of Half-Blood Blues.
Which author will win this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize? Find out on November 8. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBC's bold TV at 9 p.m. ET and again on CBC-TV at 11:05 p.m. CBC Books will be hosting a pre-show live chat at 6 p.m. and will be livestreaming the event.