Debut authors and established writers alike are in the running for Canada's $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, which unveiled a short list of six contenders in Toronto on Monday.
The annual prize toasts the past year's best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, with the author receiving $100,000 and $10,000 going to each remaining finalist.
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- 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad.
- Yiddish for Pirates by Gary Barwin.
- The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.
- The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux, translated by Lazer Lederhendler.
- Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien.
- The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall.
Organizers also announced that CBC's Steve Patterson will host this year's gala, set for Nov. 7 in Toronto. The ceremony will air on CBC and be live-streamed at CBCBooks.ca at 9 p.m. (10 p.m. AT/10:30 p.m. NT).
The Giller was established in 1994 by businessman Jack Rabinovitch in memory of his wife, literary journalist Doris Giller. Past winners have included Margaret Atwood, Mordecai Richler, Joseph Boyden, Alice Munro, M.G. Vasanji and, most recently, André Alexis in 2015.