The five titles were chosen from a longlist of 12 books announced September 18, 2017. One hundred and twelve titles were submitted by 73 publisher imprints from across the country. Three authors on the shortlist have previous nominations, while Michelle Winters and Ed O’Loughlin appear for the first time. Also represented for the first time is independent publisher Invisible Publishing based in Picton, Ontario.
The 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize, hosted by Mary Walsh, will air live on CBC on Monday, November 20, and will be livestreamed at CBCBooks.ca.