You'll find more than a few familiar names on the shortlist for this year's Giller Prize, the annual award for excellence in Canadian fiction. It was announced this morning.
Michael Ondaatje, who scooped up a Giller in 2000 for Anil's Ghost, is up for a repeat with his new tome, The Cat's Table.
Globe and Mail relationship columnist Lynn Coady also made the cut, for The Antagonist, and short story writer Zsuzsi Gartner's newest collection, Better Living Through Plastic Explosives, rounds out the list.
The winner takes home $50,000, and each of the other finalists will pocket a cool 5K for being shortlisted. The Giller Prize gala, hosted by our pal Jian Ghomeshi, goes down November 8th at 9pm ET on CBC Bold, and will be played again on the main network at 11pm ET.
Or, if you can't wait, catch it livestreaming on the CBC Books site.