Governor General’s Literary Award nominees David Bezmozgis and Alexi Zentner can now add the Amazon.ca First Novel Award shortlist, announced this morning, to their list of accolades.
Bezmozgis was also shortlisted for last year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize, and Zentner received a nomination from the Center for Fiction for its Flahery-Dunnan First Novel Prize.
The five nominees for the 2011 Amazon.ca First Novel Award, which is co-presented by Q&Q, are:
- David Bezmozgis, The Free World (HarperCollins Canada)
- Fraser Nixon, The Man Who Killed (Douglas & McIntyre)
- Sina Queyras, Autobiography of Childhood (Coach House Books)
- Olive Senior, Dancing Lessons (Cormorant Books)
- Alexi Zentner, Touch (Knopf Canada)
The winner, who receives $7,500, will be announced in April at an event in Toronto.