First Novel Award


The First Novel Award is given annually for a first novel in English published in the previous year by a Canadian. Formerly known as the Books in Canada First Novel Award.

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  • Marion Quednau – The Butterfly Chair

Also shortlisted:

  • D.F. Bailey – Fire Eyes
  • W.D. Barcus – Squatters' Island
  • Pauline Holdstock – The Blackbird's Song
  • Seán Virgo – Selakhi



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Added 13 January 2006.
Updated 19 May 2014.