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

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.

  • First Novel category The Return Home - This year’s nominees for Amazon Canada’s First Novel Award explore what it means to lose one’s home and find it again by The Walrus Lab
  • A Strong Narrative - How stories—even the tiniest ones—allow the nominees for this year’s Amazon Canada Youth Short Story Award to brave all of life’s plot twists by The Walrus Lab
  • Unlocking Human Potential - Discover the revolutionary impact of brain-computer interfaces and uncover benefits, challenges, and ethical considerations shaping the future of human-computer interaction by The Walrus Lab

  • [WATCH] The Walrus Talks Nature - Exploring how nature and Canada’s trails can play a pivotal role in bolstering the environment, economy, and health of all Canadians

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


The first step in creating a more equitable and sustainable world in 2080, is to imagine it. In this episode, we explore the power of dreaming new futures into existence through art, collaboration and innovation. With a perspective rooted in reality and an understanding of the past, how might hope guide our actions as we plan for the future?

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.

In this episode, we’re commemorating 125 years of the Yukon Territory. We discuss the work of digitizing Dene language tapes, buried Hollywood silent films found in Dawson City, and the pivotal role of Indigenous youth in shaping Yukon’s future.




  • 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