TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize announced its short list of finalists on Tuesday, after reviewing 95 books submitted from across the country.
The top prize of C$50,000 goes to the author of the best Canadian novel or short-story collection published in English. Each of the four other finalists will receive C$5,000.
The finalists for the award are:
* Joseph Boyden for his novel "Through Black Spruce," published by Viking Canada.
* Anthony De Sa for his collection of short stories "Barnacle Love," published by Doubleday Canada.
* Marina Endicott for her novel "Good to a Fault," published by Freehand Books/Broadview Press.
* Rawi Hage for his novel "Cockroach," published by House of Anansi Press.
* Mary Swan for her novel "The Boys in the Trees," published by Henry Holt/HB Fenn.
The winner of the Giller Prize will be announced at a gala in Toronto on November 11.
Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; editing by Rob Wilson