Oct 30, 2012
By Scott Walker
It appears there’s no clear front-runner for tonight’s Scotiabank Giller Prize gala in Toronto.
Five authors are on the short list for the $50,000 literary award, which will be handed out at the Ritz-Carlton tonight.
The short list includes three women from Montreal: Alix Ohlin for Inside, Nancy Richler for The Imposter Bride, and Kim Thuy for Ru.
The other finalists are Calgary’s Will Ferguson for 419 and Russell Wangersky of St. John’s for the short story collection Whirl Away.
The Giller Prize was established in 1994 by businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller. It awards $50,000 dollars to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $5,000 to each of the finalists.