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Mona Awad Wins $40,000 at the 40th anniversary of the First Novel Award presented by Amazon.ca and The Walrus

Author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl received this year’s award from a shortlist of six first-time novelists

SEATTLE—May 26, 2016 —Amazon.ca and the Walrus Foundation presented Mona Awad as the winner of the 40th anniversary of the First Novel Award, which celebrates the remarkable achievement of a first-time Canadian novelist. Awad’s novel 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Penguin Canada) earned her the title of the 2016 Amazon.ca First Novel Award winner and $40,000 at this year’s award ceremony, held at The Four Seasons in Toronto and hosted by CBC’s The Next Chapter radio host, Shelagh Rogers.

“As we celebrate 40 years, we’ve enjoyed looking back at the rich history of the First Novel Award. Over the years, the prize has received entries that truly illustrate incredible talent and creativity. We have also watched First Novel Award winners and finalists go on to have wildly successful careers,” said Alexandre Gagnon, vice president, Amazon Canada and Amazon Mexico. “Amazon.ca has been a part of the First Novel Award for more than a decade and it has been a privilege to be associated with a prize that has such a long and rewarding history. Congratulations to everyone who participated in this special year of the First Novel Award. We look forward to many more years recognizing emerging Canadian authors.”

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