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Alix Hawley wins Amazon.ca First Novel Award

Alix Hawley (photo: Tom Sandler)

Alix Hawley (photo: Tom Sandler)

B.C.-based author Alix Hawley was presented with the $7,500 Amazon.ca First Novel Award, which recognizes an exceptional English-language title by a Canadian debut novelist, at a ceremony last night in Toronto.

Hawley’s All True Not a Lie In It, which fictionalizes the life of American frontiersman Daniel Boone, was selected by a jury comprising The Walrus fiction editor Nick Mount and authors Helen Humphreys and Richard Wagamese.

The shortlist in full: