You have 'til November 5 to read the most talked about books in Canada. The 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize
shortlist was revealed Tuesday morning at Toronto's Soho House, and your finalists for the literary honour -- and its $50,000 in prize money -- are:
Dennis Bock (Going Home Again)
Lynn Coady (Hellgoing)
Craig Davidson (Cataract City)
Lisa Moore (Caught)
Dan Vyleta (The Crooked Maid)
CBC TV will broadcast the awards gala November 5 in an evening hosted by Q
's Jian Ghomeshi
. The CBC Radio personality MC'd Tuesday's press conference as well, where he was joined by Giller jurors Margaret Atwood
, Esi Edugyan
and Jonathan Lethem
. That judging panel selected the five-title shortlist from a previously announced longlist of 13.
Beyond devouring this year's collection of Giller-nominated works, there's a further way to experience the best in Canadian fiction. CBC Books
is the home of Giller Prize coverage, and their team has compiled everything they have on this year's shortlist
. Read Q&As with authors, or listen to radio programs about the works, via their website. Come gala night, CBC Books will also have a livestream of the event, in addition to CBC TV's broadcast.
Find all that, plus archives from past Giller Prize years, on CBC Books
Founded in 1994, the Scotiabank Giller Prize recognizes the best in Canadian fiction, considering both long-form works and short stories. The biggest literary prize in Canada, monetarily speaking, past winners have included Margaret Atwood (Alias Grace, 1996), Mordecai Richler (Barney's Version, 1997) and Alice Munro (The Love of a Good Woman, 1998; Runaway, 2004). Last year, 2013 juror Esi Edugyan won the Giller for the novel Half-Blood Blues.