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October 3, 2012

Shortlist for Canada’s Big Fiction Prize Announced

By Leigh Anne Williams

The shortlist for Canada’s biggest prize for fiction, the C$50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, was announced Monday morning in Toronto.

The jurors — Irish author and screenwriter Roddy Doyle; Canadian publisher, writer, and essayist Anna Porter; and American author and satirist Gary Shteyngart — read 142 submissions from 51 publishers in Canada. They selected the five finalists from a long-list of 13 books.

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