Dazzle Patterns a finalist for the 2018 Amazon Canada First Novel Award
Congratulations to Alison Watt, whose novel Dazzle Patterns is a finalist for the 2018 Amazon Canada First Novel Award!
The full list of finalists:
- Sharon Bala for The Boat People
- David Demchuk for The Bone Mother
- Omar El Akkad for American War
- Michael Kaan for The Water Beetles
- Rachel Manley for The Black Peacock
- Alison Watt for Dazzle Patterns
Since 1976, the First Novel Award has recognized the outstanding achievements of Canadian first-time novelists. The $40,000 award will be presented in Toronto on May 22.
This is the third year in a row that a Freehand book has been a finalist for the prize! Elizabeth Philips was shortlisted in 2016 for The Afterlife of Birds, and Catherine Cooper was shortlisted in 2017 for White Elephant.
For more information about the prize, please visit https://thewalrus.ca/amazonfirstnovelaward/.