Percy Janes First Novel Award

The Percy Janes First Novel Award is a Canadian literary award, presented through the provincial government's annual Arts and Letters Competition to an unpublished manuscript by a first-time novelist from Newfoundland and Labrador. The award is named for the late Newfoundland writer Percy Janes.[1] The award comes with a cash prize, originally $1,500[2] and raised to $2,500 in 2014.[3]

Winners

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  • 2000 – Tom Moore, Ghost World
  • 2001 – Gerard Collins, Finton Moon
  • 2002 – Oral Mews, I Have a Solution for the Woman with Slugs
  • 2003 – Joel Thomas Hynes, Down to the Dirt
  • 2004 – Sara Tilley, Skin Room[4]
  • 2005 – Jeff Rose, Game Misconduct
  • 2006 – David B. Hickey, A Cappella
  • 2007 – Degan Davis, The Forgetting Room
  • 2008 – Craig Francis Power, Blood Relatives
  • 2009 – Patrick Warner, Precious
  • 2010 – Melanie Oates, Hanging from the Ceiling
  • 2011 – Lee Burton, Raw Flesh in the Rising
  • 2012 – Scott Bartlett, Taking Stock
  • 2013 – Mary Pike, Never-Ever-Land
  • 2014 – Susan Sinnott, Just Like Always
  • 2015 – Sharon Bala, The Boat People[5]
  • 2016 - Devin Lee, Waking Ambrose[6]
  • 2017 - Terry Doyle, Union[7]
  • 2018 - Willow Kean, Our Impossible Forever[8]
  • 2019 - Susan Flanagan, Supermarket Baby
  • 2020 - Alex Saunders, Safe in a Dangerous Place: kamatsiagit ulugianattumi

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