The five Canadian authors still in the running for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize were announced on Monday morning in Toronto.
- Rachel Cusk for her novel Transit
- Ed O'Loughlin for his novel Minds of Winter
- Michael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square
- Eden Robinson for her novel Son of a Trickster
- Michelle Winters for her novel I am a Truck
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.