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Heather O’Neill, Miriam Toews among six Giller Prize finalists

Big publishers dominate this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist, announced this morning at Toronto’s Soho House.

The six finalists, as selected by jurors Shauna Singh Baldwin, Justin Cartwright, and Francine Prose, are split evenly between HarperCollins Canada and Random House of Canada imprints. In total, the jury read 161 titles submitted by 63 publishing houses.

The winner of the $1o0,000 purse will be announced Nov. 10.

The shortlisted titles are: