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Book awards: Books in Canada First Novel Award Shortlist

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Eileen McCullough by Alice Boissonneau1976
The falling world of Tristram Pocket by David F Kellum1976
Middlewatch by Susan Kerslake1976
Small Ceremonies by Carol Shields1976
The True Story of Ida Johnson by Sharon Riis1976
The Abramsky Variations by Morley Torgov1977
Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge1977
I do remember the fall (New Press Canadian classics) by M. T. Kelly1977
The Invention of the World by Jack Hodgins1977
A small informal dance by Helen Levi1977
Double Cross Circuit by Michael Dorland1978
Hold Fast by Kevin Major1978
The Italians by F. G Paci1978
Everything in the Window by Shirley Faessler1979
Peckertracks: A Chronicle by Stan Dragland1979
Random Descent by Katherine Govier1979
The Charcoal Burners by Susan Musgrave1980
Fat Woman by Leon Rooke1980
Laughing War by Martyn Burke1980
Seahorse: A Novel by Graham Petrie1980
Final decree by George Jonas1981
Sunday's Child by Edward O. Phillips1981
Preparing for Sabbath by Nessa Rapoport1982
The biggest modern woman of the world: A novel by Susan Swan1983
Figures on a Wharf by Wayne Tefs1983
Country of the heart by Sharon Butala1984
Dazzled : a novel by John Gray1984
I Hear the Reaper's Song by Sara Stambaugh1984
The Salvation of Yasch Siemens by Armin Wiebe1984
A Certain Mr. Takahashi by Ann Ireland1985
Master & Maid: The Charles Massey Murder by Frank Jones1985
Nest of Singing Birds by Susan Charlotte Haley1985
Wales' Work by Robert Walshe1985
Back on Tuesday by David Gilmour1986
Downfall people by Jo Anne Williams Bennett1986
Late Great Human Road Show by Paulette Jiles1986
Fire Eyes by D. F. Bailey1987
Selakhi by Seán Virgo1987
A Casual Brutality by Neil Bissoondath1988
Constellations by Janice Kulyk Keefer1988
Electrical Storms by David Homel1988
January, February, June or July by Helen Fogwill Porter1988
The Victory of Geraldine Gull by Joan Clark1988
Madeleine and the angel by Jacqueline Dumas1989
The Prowler by Kristjana Gunnars1989
To All Appearances a Lady by Marilyn Bowering1989
The way the angel spreads her wings by Barry Callaghan1989
Dark Jewels by Rita Donovan1990
Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen1990
Grace Lake by Glen Huser1990
Homework by Margot Livesey1990
Sniper's Moon by Carsten Stroud1990
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland1991
News From A Foreign Country Came by Alberto Manguel1991
Woyzeck's head: A novel by Ekbert Faas1991
Amnesia by Douglas Cooper1992
Brud by Kenneth Harvey1992
Spin Dry by Greg Hollingshead1992
Voice-over by Carole Corbeil1992
If I knew I'd tell you : a novel by Carol Malyon1993
Minus Time by Catherine Bush1993
Alex & Zee by Cordelia Strube1994
How Insensitive by Russell Smith1994
In the Language of Love by Diane Schoemperlen1994
Kitchen music: A novel by Charles Foran1994
Daughters of the Red Land by Yan Li1995
Highways and Dancehalls: A Novel by Diana Atkinson1995
The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy1995
When Fox is a Thousand by Larissa Lai1995
Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo1996
The Cure for Death by Lightning by Gail Anderson-Dargatz1996
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald1996
Self by Yann Martel1996
Angel Falls by Tim Wynveen1997
The Blood Libel by Allan Levine1997
Elephant Winter by Kim Echlin1997
Homer in Flight by Rabindranath Maharaj1997
Beneath That Starry Place by Terry Jordan1998
The Electrical Field by Kerri Sakamoto1998
Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway1998
A Fine Daughter by Catherine Simmons Niven1999
Flyboy Action Figure Comes with Gasmask by Jim Munroe1999
Kit's Law by Donna Morrissey1999
Alice, I Think by Susan Juby2000
The Dominion of Wyley McFadden by Scott Gardiner2000
Finnie Walsh by Steven Galloway2000
This Place Called Absence by Lydia Kwa2000
The Ash Garden by Dennis Bock2001
Open Arms by Marina Endicott2001
River Thieves: A Novel by Michael Crummey2001
Strong Hollow by Linda Little2001
Ten Good Seconds of Silence: A novel by Elizabeth Ruth2001
The Beautiful Dead End by Clint Hutzulak2002
Cumberland by Michael V. Smith2002
Heave by Christy Ann Conlin2002
Spelling Mississippi by Marnie Woodrow2002
Stay by Aislinn Hunter2002
Blue Becomes You by Bettina von Kampen2003
The Expedition by Clayton Bailey2003
The Island Walkers by John Bemrose2003
Kalyna's Song by Lisa Grekul2003
Ten Thousand Lovers by Edeet Ravel2003
Bishop's Road by Catherine Safer2004
Skinny by Ibi Kaslik2004
Sunday Afternoon by David Elias2004
What's Remembered by Arthur Motyer2004
The City Man by Howard Akler2005
Gotta Find Me an Angel: A Novel by Brenda Brooks2005
The Nettle Spinner by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer2005
The Rent Collector by B. Glen Rotchin2005
The Sad Truth About Happiness by Anne Giardini2005
Empress of Asia: A Novel by Adam Lewis Schroeder2006
The Law of Dreams: A Novel by Peter Behrens2006
Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill2006
Stolen by Annette LaPointe2006
The Uninvited Guest by John Degen2006
Big White Knuckles by Brian Tucker2007
The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson2007
The Letter Opener by Kyo Maclear2007
The Milk Chicken Bomb by Andrew Wedderburn2007
Soucouyant by David Chariandy2007
The Boys in the Trees: A Novel by Mary Swan2008
Chase and Haven by Michael Blouin2008
Red Dog, Red Dog by Patrick Lane2008
Stunt by Claudia Dey2008
Daniel O'Thunder by Ian Weir2009
Diary of Interrupted Days by Dragan Todorovic2009
The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon2009
Goya's Dog by Damian Tarnopolsky2009
No Place Strange by Diana Fitzgerald Bryden2009
Annabel by Kathleen Winter2010
Ghosted by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall2010
Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco2010
A Reckless Moon by Dianne Warren2010
Autobiography of Childhood by Sina Queyras2011
Dancing Lessons by Olive Senior2011
The Man Who Killed by Fraser Nixon2011
Touch by Alexi Zentner2011
People Park by Pasha Malla2012
The Rest is Silence by Scott Fotheringham2012
Ru by Kim Thúy2012
Y by Marjorie Celona2012
Ballistics: A Novel by D.W. Wilson2013
The Eliot Girls by Krista Bridge2013
Juanita Wildrose: My True Life by Susan Downe2013
The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert2013
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper2014
New Tab by Guillaume Morissette2014
Pedal by Chelsea Rooney2014
Us Conductors: A Novel by Sean Michaels2014
The Afterlife of Birds by Elizabeth Philips2016
Backspring by Judith McCormack2016
Book of Sands by Karim Alrawi2016
Do You Think This Is Strange?: A Novel by Aaron Cully Drake2016
Seep by W. Mark Giles2016
Accordeon by Kaie Kellough2017
Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains by Yasuko Thanh2017
So Much Love by Rebecca Rosenblum2017
White Elephant by Catherine Cooper2017

Award description

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 winner's list can be found here.

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