First Novel Award Winners

Throughout her career, Ellen Seligman was fiercely committed to nurturing and discovering new and emerging writers, a commitment that McClelland & Stewart continues to honour. She worked with many of her most well-known authors from their very first books, which is why the First Novel Award was such a special one for her. Click here for a chronological list of Ellen’s First Novel Award–winning books.

Such a Long Journey
Written by Rohinton Mistry;
Funny Boy
Written by Shyam Selvadurai;
Written by Madeleine Thien;
The Rehearsal
Written by Eleanor Catton;