The Scotiabank Giller Prize has announced its 2011 shortlist. The six finalists were chosen from an unprecedented longlist of 17 books. The original field of submissions was a record-breaking 143 titles put forward by 55 publishing houses from every region of Canada. The shortlist and a winner are chosen by an esteemed jury panel:
- Annabel Lyon, award-winning Canadian writer and 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist
- Howard Norman, American author, memoirist and Guggenheim fellow
- Andrew O’Hagan, acclaimed UK playwright and prize-winning novelist
The finalists are documented in Annal: 2011 Giller Prize for Fiction.
Each finalist will receive CDN$5,000. The winner, announced in Toronto on November 8, will receive CDN$50,000.