Two Canadians are in the running for this year's Man Booker prize, to be handed out in London on Tuesday.

Esi Edugyan of Victoria is nominated for her second novel Half Blood Blues and Patrick deWitt, a Vancouver Island native now living in Portland, Ore., is nominated for The Sisters Brothers.

CBC’s Ann MacMillan caught up with both authors in London as they awaited news about the £50,000 ($80,085 Cdn) prize.

They said they already feel like winners, as the prestige of having their names associated with the Man Booker Prize, is drawing thousands of readers to their books.

Watch the full interview.