Five books have been shortlisted for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and next Tuesday, November 5, the winner will be revealed at an awards ceremony at Toronto's Ritz-Carlton.
George is one of the presenters at the gala, along with Shad, Jennifer Podemski, Wendy Crewson and Paul Haggis. The event will be hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, and Canadian folk duo Whitehorse will also be on hand to perform their tune "Devil's Got a Gun".
This year's shortlisted authors are Lynn Coady, Dennis Bock, Dan Vyleta, Lisa Moore and Craig Davidson. Hit the gallery above to learn more about their books and who will be introducing them on Tuesday.
You can catch the whole show live on CBC Television at 9 p.m. ET (9:30 NT) as well as streaming on the CBC Books website, where viewers can also join in a live chat.