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Amazon.ca and the Walrus Foundation Unveil Shortlist for 2015 Amazon.ca First Novel Award

Five finalists selected by Nick Mount, head judge and fiction editor of The Walrus; winner will be announced on May 21

The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges including Nick Mount and award-winning authors Helen Humphreys and Richard Wagamese

SEATTLE—April 1, 2015—Amazon.ca and the Walrus Foundation today introduced the nominees for the 2015 Amazon.ca First Novel Award (www.amazon.ca/firstnovelaward) which celebrates the remarkable achievements of first-time Canadian novelists.

The five finalists were selected by head judge Nick Mount. Mount is the fiction editor of The Walrus, author of the prize-winning When Canadian Literature Moved to New York and an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto.

The finalists for the 2015 Amazon.ca First Novel Award, listed alphabetically by author, are:

“We received a wide range of submissions, from writers and publishers across the country and no one genre, setting or style dominated,” said Mount, head judge and fiction editor of The Walrus. “The judges and I are committed to finding the best books and it will be no easy tas

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