Faculty member Alix Ohlin‘s novel Inside (2012, Knopf) has been named one of five finalists for the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, which “recognizes writers of the year’s best novel or short story collection.”

Each of the five finalists will receive $2,500, with the eventual prizewinner receiving a total of $25,000. The finalists were chosen by a jury of Lynn Coady, Esi Edugyan, and Drew Hayden Taylor. They read 116 books from 45 publishers.

Finalists for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize will be reading at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto on October 24 and in Owen Sound, Ontario, on October 25.

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