Authors Ohlin, Wangersky make prestigious Giller Prize short list

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TORONTO - Montreal author Alix Ohlin has landed a shot at another prestigious literary award: the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Ohlin made the short list with her novel "Inside" (House of Anansi Press), which is also in the running for the $25,000 Rogers Writer's Trust of Canada Fiction Prize.

She will face off against Calgary's Will Ferguson, who makes the list with "419" (Viking Canada); Nancy Richler of Montreal, up for "The Imposter Bride" (HarperCollins Canada); Montreal-based Kim Thuy, for her debut novel "Ru" (Random House Canada); and Halifax's Russell Wangersky for his short story collection "Whirl Away" (Thomas Allen Publishers).

Wangersky made the Giller long list in 2006.

Now into its 19th year, the Giller is one of Canada's most distinguished literary awards.

It recognizes the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English.

Organizations: Anansi Press, Viking Canada, HarperCollins Canada House Canada Thomas Allen Publishers

Geographic location: Montreal, TORONTO, Calgary Canada

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