Michael Kaan Wins 2018 First Novel Award Presented by Amazon Canada and The Walrus

Author of The Water Beetles receives $40,000 and this year’s award from a shortlist of first-time novelistsRobin de Valk-Zaiss wins inaugural Youth Author short-fiction category and $5,000 SEATTLE May 22, 2018 /CNW/ – Amazon Canada presented Michael Kaan as the winner of the 2018 Amazon Canada First Novel Award (www.amazon.ca/firstnovelaward), which celebrates the remarkable achievement of a first-time Canadian novelist. Kaan’s novel, The Water Beetles (Goose Lane Editions), earned him the title of the 2018 Amazon Canada First Novel Award winner and $40,000. The 42nd annual award ceremony was held today at the Toronto Reference Library in Toronto and hosted by CBC’s The Next Chapter radio h…