Congratulations to Sharon Bala whose timely and stunningly written debut novel, THE BOAT PEOPLE (McClelland & Stewart Canada), has been named a finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award! This annual award recognizes the outstanding achievement of a first-time Canadian author and has launched the careers of some of Canada’s most beloved novelist
THE BOAT PEOPLE follows a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage only to face the threat of deportation amid accusations of terrorism. This debut is a Globe and Mail and CBC Books bestseller and is a Penguin Random House One World, One Book Selection. THE BOAT PEOPLE was also shortlisted for Canada Reads 2018.
For the full shortlist please visit, https://thewalrus.ca/amazonfirstnovelaward/. This year’s winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
Best of luck to you, Sharon!