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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  • Michel Basilières – Black Bird

Also shortlisted:

  • Clayton Bailey – The Expedition
  • John Bemrose – The Island Walkers
  • Lisa Grekul – Kalyna's Song
  • Bettina von Kampen – Blue Becomes You
  • Edeet Ravel – Ten Thousand Lovers



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Added 13 January 2006.
Updated 19 May 2014.