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Bezmozgis, Zentner shortlisted for Amazon.ca First Novel Award

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:

The winner, who receives $7,500, will be announced in April at an event in Toronto.