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The Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists were announced Tuesday, Oct. 4

Esi Edugyan is nominated for her novel "Half-Blood Blues" (Chad Hipolito).

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Lynn Coady is nominated for her novel "The Antagonist" (House of Anansi).

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Patrick deWitt is nominated for his novel "The Sisters Brothers" (House of Anansi).

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Zsuzsi Gartner is nominated for her short-story collection "Better Living Through Plastic Explosives" (Hamish Hamilton).

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David Bezmozgis is nominated for his novel "The Free World" (HarperCollins).

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