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An author from Kelowna has been presented with the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, celebrating remarkable achievement by a first-time Canadian novelist.
Alix Hawley, who was born in Vancouver but resides in Kelowna, wrote All True Not a Lie In It which takes place during the American Revolutionary War.
“Every year, we are fortunate to receive submissions that celebrate and illustrate incredible Canadian talent and creativity. This year, the finalists took us around the world with five unique stories,” said Alexandre Gagnon, country manager for Amazon.ca. “We’re delighted to support a program which recognizes Canadian first-time novelists. Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s Amazon.ca First Novel Award.”
All True Not a Lie In It tells the story of pioneer Daniel Boone in his own voice, recounting his childhood, and personal triumphs and tragedies.
"All True Not A Lie In It is a remarkable act of literary ventriloquism. Alix Hawley fully inhabits the character of Daniel Boone, creating a novel that is richly detailed, beautifully written, and intensely moving,” said Helen Humphreys, award-winner author and Amazon.ca First Novel Award judge.
Hawley was one of five finalists for the 2015 Amazon.ca First Novel Award including Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper, Us Conductors by Sean Michaels, New Tab by Guillaume Morissette and Pedal by Chelsea Rooney.