Alicia Elliott wins 2024 Amazon Canada First Novel Award (Doubleday Canada)Alicia Elliott wins 2024 Amazon Canada First Novel Award (Doubleday Canada)

Amazon Canada and The Walrus are pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the Amazon Canada First Novel Award is Alicia Elliott for And Then She Fell.

Learn more about the winning novel and the entire shortlist.

  • A Beautiful Mind - Alicia Elliott, author of And Then She Fell and this year’s winner of the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, explores the method in her character’s madness. by The Walrus Lab


The newsstand edition of the July/August 2024 cover of The Walrus magazine featuring an illustration of an eyeball topped by a lit fuse. Headline reads: ‘Will AI Blow Up Your Life?’” style=

Inside the July/August issue of The Walrus

The dangers of falling prey to the hype of AI
Quebec’s crushing immigration policy
The migrants who never made it
How Rachel Cusk’s Parade turns the novel upside down
➔ New fiction from Tomas Hachard, Dimitri Nasrallah, and Souvankham Thammavongsa


Rollie Pemberton is a writer, rapper, producer, poet and activist who performs under the name Cadence Weapon. His album Parallel World won the 2021 Polaris Music Prize and his writing has been published in Pitchfork, The Guardian, Wired, Toronto Life, and Hazlitt. Rollie has also acted as Poet Laureate for his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta.Rollie’s debut book is the memoir Bedroom Rapper: Cadence Weapon on Hip-Hop, Resistance and Surviving the Music Industry, which was published by McClelland & Stewart in 2022.

Stephen Poloz is the former Governor of the Bank Canada and currently a Special Advisor for Osler. Author of “The Next Age of Uncertainty: How the World Can Adapt to a Riskier Future”, Stephen speaks with host Duncan Sinclair about the common tectonic tensions that are embedded in our everyday lives: an aging workforce, mounting debt, rising income inequality, technological advances and climate change. He has some new advice for getting through these challenging times.

487 trails, part of the Trans Canada Trail, can tell an important story about Canada, its history and its people. Dianne Whelan is a filmmaker, photographer, author, and public speaker. This special episode of The Conversation Piece features content from her presentation at Manulife presents The Walrus Talks Nature, supported by Trans Canada Trail.



  • Illustrations of glasses, matches, a car, fountain pen, amulet, leaves, coins, flowers, fountains and a large house surround a black-and-white photo of a Sri Lankan family snipped by bird-shaped scissors. Wo - We ate and drank and drove on and I went off the road, and so we discussed the situation and decided it would be a good idea to pull off the road by Randy Boyagoda