Five Canadian authors are now on the shortlist for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize. The names were announced at a press conference Tuesday morning (October 8) in Toronto.
The award recognizes excellence in Canadian fiction – long format or short stories – and endows a cash prize annually of $25,000, the largest cash award for literature in the country.
The five authors and their books are:
- Dennis Bock for his novel Going Home Again
- Lynn Coady for her short story collection Hellgoing
- Craig Davidson for his novel Cataract City
- Lisa Moore for her novel Caught
- Dan Vyleta for his novel The Crooked Maid
The longlist of 13 authors was announced in September. One hundred and forty seven titles were submitted by 61 publishing houses from across the country.
This year’s winner will be announced on November 4, 2013.
This is the 20th anniversary of the awards, founded in 1994 by Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller.
Giller Prize shortlist with author info – here