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2020 Amazon Canada First Novel Award

Amazon Canada and The Walrus announced the shortlists for the 44th annual First Novel Award (, which honours the achievements of Canadian authors and their debut novels, as well as young writers and their short stories. The winner of the grand prize will receive $60,000, with $6,000 going to each of the shortlisted authors. The winner of the Youth Short Story category will be awarded $5,000 and a virtual mentorship workshop with The Walrus editors. Learn more at

by Kerry Clare