Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that In the City of Pigs by André Forget has been shortlisted for the 2023 Amazon Canada First Novel Award. Congratulations, André!
Alexander Otkazov stumbles across a story about an ambitious experimental music collective that could be his ticket to a better job and a better life Desperate to prove himself as a journalist, he chases answers that take him from Forest Hill mansions to the bottom of Halifax Harbour, moving ever deeper into a shadowy world of amorphous real estate deals, creative megalomania, and finance capitalism, where avant-garde art is simply another mask for big money. Winnipeg Free Press says, “Forget’s intimacy with the finest details of music may remind fans of writer Daniel Silva. A first-class read."
Established in 1976, the First Novel Award program has launched the careers of some of Canada’s most beloved novelists. Previous winners include Michael Ondaatje, Joan Barfoot, Joy Kogawa, W. P. Kinsella, Nino Ricci, Rohinton Mistry, Michael Redhill, Mona Awad, Katherena Vermette, Michelle Good, and last year’s winner, Pik-Shuen Fung. Winner will be announced on May 31st. Learn more here.