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2024 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writers Shortlist

With the Emerging Writer Prize, Rakuten Kobo endeavours to raise the profiles of debut authors by recognizing exceptional books written by first-time Canadian authors in three categories: Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, and one of three types of genre fiction: Romance, Speculative Fiction, or Mystery. On June 18, 2024, Rakuten Kobo will announce the winners of its tenth annual Emerging Writer Prize, in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Mystery.

by Kerry Clare