Twelve Canadian writers are contending for the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Giller Prize is the richest literary prize in Canada.
The jury, comprised of Cecil Foster, John Boyne, Alexander MacLeod, Alison Pick, and Helen Oyeyemi, selected the 12 finalists from 168 books - the most ever in the prize's history - submitted by 63 different publishers.
The winner will be revealed on November 10.
The gala will be broadcast on CBC Television and live streamed on CBCBooks.ca.
We will be covering the shortlist LIVE right here.