The Books in Canada First Novel Award
is a literary award given annually to the best first novel in English published the previous year by a citizen or resident of Canada.
While founded and originally solely managed by the literary magazine Books in Canada
, sponsorship changes throughout its history have renamed the award Smithbooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award
. Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award
. Currently, it is the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award
For the sake of simplicity and organization, the original name has been kept.
The shortlist can be found here