Becky Toyne breaks down the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist

Just yesterday the shortlist for this year's Giller Prize was announced... Which means five authors are one step closer to taking home the prize and prestige that come with the award.
This composite picture shows Canadian writers Patrick deWitt and Esi Edugyan. (Canadian Press)

The 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced its shortlist on Monday, October 1, 2018. The five titles were chosen from a longlist of 12 books announced in St. John's, NL on September 17, 2018. One hundred and four titles were submitted from publishers across the country.

Literary journalist Becky Toyne pops in to break down the newly-announced Giller Prize shortlist. She'll give listeners a quick overview of which books are favourites and which are long-shots for Canada's most prestigious prize in the world of books.

— Produced by ​Chris Trowbridge