The five finalists for Canada’s top fiction prize sat down to share personal and professional insights in Calgary before the winner is announced at the Scotiabank Giller Prize Gala.

Rachel Cusk (Transit), Ed O’Loughlin (Minds of Winter) Michael Redhill (Bellevue Square), Eden Robinson (Son of a Trickster) and Michelle Winters (I Am a Truck) are nominated for Canada’s richest literary prize.

Here they talk about the first stories they wrote, favourite sports and advice they’d give a young writer.

To get to know the authors better, check out part one and two of our video series.

The 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize, hosted by Mary Walsh, will air live on CBC on Monday, November 20 at 8 p.m. EST. and will be livestreamed at CBCBooks.ca.