The finalists for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize have been revealed. Below, we’ve linked to free samples of the shortlisted books for your reading pleasure. The winner of the $50,000 prize (in Canadian currency) will be revealed at at gala ceremony on Tuesday, October 30.
In all, 51 publishing houses from around Canada submitted 142 titles for consideration. The three-person jury included novelists Gary Shteyngart and Roddy Doyle, along with Canadian publisher Anna Porter.
If you want more books, we made similar literary mixtapes linking to free samples of the 2012 Man Booker Longlist, the Best Science Fiction of the Year the Believer Book Award nominees, the 2012 Orwell Prize shortlist, the LA Times Book Prize winners, and the Best Business Books of the Year.
Free Samples of the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist
419 by Will Ferguson (No sample available)
Inside by Alix Ohlin
The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler
Ru by Kim Thuy
Whirl Away by Russell Wangersky