prizegiller.jpgSix writers joined the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist this morning, running for this year’s $50,000 prize (in Canadian currency).

Follow the links below (via Globe Books) to read free samples from the six books shortlisted for the prestigious prize.

David Bezmozgis for The Free World
Lynn Coady for The Antagonist
Patrick deWitt for The Sisters Brothers
Esi Edugyan for Half-Blood Blues
Zsuzsi Gartner for Better Living through Plastic Explosives
Michael Ondaatje for The Cat’s Table