The five finalists for the 2011 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize were announced on September 28, 2011, at Toronto's Ben McNally Books.The Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize recognizes Canadian writers of exceptional talent for the year's best novel or short-story collection. Finalists were selected by a three-member jury composed of Emma Donoghue, a past winner of this prize; Rabindranath Maharaj, a past finalist of this prize; and Margaret Sweatman, also a past winner of this prize. The prize will be awarded in Toronto during the Writers’ Trust Awards event on November 1.
This year's finalists are:
Clark Blaise The Meagre Tarmac
Michael Christie The Beggar's Garden
Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers
Esi Edugyan Half-Blood Blues
Dan Vyleta The Quiet Twin