VANCOUVER -- Former Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden heads the long list for the 2013 edition of the prize.
Boyden has been nominated for the $50,000 award for his novel The Orenda.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Giller Prize, created by businessman Jack Rabinovitch in memory of his wife, literary journalist Doris Giller.
This year's jurors are former Giller winner Esi Edugyan, CanLit legend Margaret Atwood and American author Jonathan Lethem.
In addition to Boyden, David Gilmour is in the running for his novel Extraordinary, Lynn Coady is up for the short story collection Hellgoing and Craig Davidson is a contender for his novel Cataract City.
The 13 longlisted titles were chosen from a field of 147 books by Canadian authors, submitted by 61 publishers.
The short list will be announced Oct. 8 while the winner will be unveiled at a Nov. 5 gala.
Rounding out the list are: Dennis Bock for his novel Going Home Again; Elisabeth De Mariaffi for her short story collection How To Get Along With Women; Wayne Grady for Emancipation Day; Louis Hamelin for his novel October 1970 (translated by Grady); Wayne Johnston for his novel The Son of a Certain Woman; Claire Messud for her novel The Woman Upstairs; Lisa Moore for her novel Caught; Dan Vyleta for The Crooked Maid and Michael Winter for his book Minister Without Portfolio.
-- The Canadian Press