The Scotiabank Giller Prize jury has announced its 2013 shortlist. The five finalists were chosen by the award-winning, three-member jury empanelled for the 2013 prize: Canadian writers Margaret Atwood and Esi Edugyan; and American author Jonathan Lethem. The shortlist was selected from a longlist of 13 books. One hundred and forty seven titles were submitted by 61 publishing houses from across the country.
Each finalist will receive CDN$5000. The winner, announced in Toronto on November 5, will receive CDN$50,000.