The 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced its shortlist on Monday, October 1, 2018.
The Scotiabank Giller Prize, founded in 1994, highlights the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. The prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000 to each of the finalists. This year the Prize celebrates its 25th anniversary.
The 5 titles were chosen from a field of 104 books submitted by publishers all across Canada.
The winner will be announced at the Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala on Nov. 19, 2018. The show will be hosted by comedian Rick Mercer and broadcast on CBC television.