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Quebec author Stephane Larue wins $60K Amazon Canada First Novel Award

June 25, 2020 - 7:46 AM

Quebec author Stephane Larue is the winner of this year's Amazon Canada First Novel Award.

Larue was awarded the $60,000 honour Thursday for "The Dishwasher," published by Biblioasis.

Translated into English by Pablo Strauss, the book offers a class-conscious portrayal of Montreal's fine-dining scene.

Larue beat out fellow first-time novelists Andrew David MacDonald, Nazanine Hozar, James Gregor, Victoria Hetherington and Nancy Jo Cullen.

Each of the runners-up receives $6,000.

Established in 1976, previous winners of the First Novel Award include Michael Ondaatje, W.P. Kinsella, Nino Ricci, David Bezmozgis, Andre Alexis and Madeleine Thien.

The prize is co-presented by Amazon and the Walrus Foundation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 25, 2020.

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