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Giller Finalists Share Title Inspirations and More

Five books, five authors. All nominated for one of this country's most prestigious awards - the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize, honouring the best in Canadian fiction. Here's a sneak peek at what those authors reveal about themselves, their work, and what this honour means to them. See it all on Tuesday, October 30, at 9pm (9.30 NT) on CBC Television, hosted by Jian Ghomeshi.

Who was inspired by computer and email scams? Who found out they had made the shortlist while scrubbing the kitchen floor? Whose parents will never be able to tell them they're proud of them...?

The five finalists are thus:

419 by Will Ferguson

Inside by Alix Ohlin

The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler

Ru by Kim Thúy

Whirl Away by Russell Wangersky

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