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Three debut novels among finalists for 2023 Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

Five books have been shortlisted for the 2023 Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

The $60,000 annual prize recognizes the best novel or short story collection by a Canadian author.

The books on this year’s shortlist were selected by a jury comprised of Canadian fiction writers francesca ekwuyasi, Alix Hawley, and M.G. Vassanji. Jurors read 127 titles submitted by 58 publishing imprints to select the finalists, each of whom will be awarded $5,000.

The shortlisted titles are:

The winner will be announced at the Writers’ Trust Awards ceremony in Toronto on November 21. Previous winners of the prize include Alice Munro, Emma Donoghue, Miriam Toews, and last year’s winner, Nicholas Herring.