By Patricia Brotzel and Erin Eaton
The Giller Prize shortlist winners were announced this morning at a conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Each finalist of the competition for best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English received a $5,000 prize, and could potentially win the $50,000 grand prize.
The finalists are:
Will Ferguson for 419
Alix Ohlin for Inside
Nancy Richler for The Imposter Bride
Kim Thúy for Ru
Russell Wangersky for Whirl Away
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The winner of the Giller Prize will be announced October 30.