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5 finalists for 2017 Giller Prize revealed

Authors Rachel Cusk, Ed O'Loughlin, Michael Redhill, Eden Robinson and Michelle Winters are vying for the $100,000 Giller Prize — the richest in Canadian literature.

This is the first year the Giller Prize will be awarded since the death of founder Jack Rabinovitch

From left to right: Rachel Cusk, Ed O'Loughlin, Michael Redhill, Eden Robinson and Michelle Winters are vying for this year's $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize (Rachel Cusk/Nuala Haughey/Canadian Press/Chris Young/Invisible Publishing)

The five Canadian authors still in the running for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize were announced on Monday morning in Toronto.

They are:

It is the first time Winters and O'Loughlin have made the Giller short list.

Robinson previously made the cut in 2000 for Monkey Beach. Redhill was a finalist for the short list in 2001 for Martin Sloane, and Cusk returns to the finalist category two years after her nomination for Outline in 2015.  

The five finalists were chosen from 12 Canadian books announced in September.  

The winner will be announced on Nov. 20 and receive $100,000 — the richest literary prize in Canada. 

This is the first year the Giller Prize will be awarded since the death of its founder, Jack Rabinovitch

The five finalist authors for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize were announced on Oct.2. Giller Prize founder Jack Rabinovitch died in August 0:48

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