New Face of Fiction

From its inception, the New Face of Fiction has been all about one thing: bringing spectacular first-time Canadian novelists to readers. We’ve launched the careers of many beloved authors who are now familiar names, and many have gone on to become critically acclaimed award-winners or national and international bestsellers. Ann-Marie MacDonald, Yann Martel, Mary Lawson, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Dionne Brand, Timothy Taylor, Nicolas Dickner, Jessica Grant and Ami McKay all had their first novels launched as part of the NFoF program. 

Every year our editors choose first novels for the program based on the high quality of the writing and the storytelling. We look for writers who reveal something of Canadian life or of the human soul. Since we have such a great tradition to uphold, we are very selective.

Us Conductors
The Lion Seeker

Critically Acclaimed New Face of Fiction Titles


Celebrating NFoF Authors: Yann Martel

Magnified World
The Cure For Death By Lightning

Celebrating NFoF Authors: Dionne Brand

In Another Place, Not Here
Fall on Your Knees
At First I Hope For Rescue
My Darling Dead Ones
A Scientific Romance
The Wise And Foolish Virgins
The Electrical Field
What the Body Remembers
Summer Gone
The River Midnight
The Shadow Boxer
Monkey Beach
Make Believe Love
Sputnik Diner
Stanley Park
Spelling Mississippi
Rush Home Road
Crow Lake
Black Bird
A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali
Doctor Bloom's Story
The Second Life of Samuel Tyne
The Hatbox Letters
The Secret Mitzvah of Lucio Burke
Feed My Dear Dogs
The Birth House
Bang Crunch
The End of East
The Toss of a Lemon
Come, Thou Tortoise
The Sudden Disappearance of Seetha
Apologize, Apologize!
Doing Dangerously Well
Deloume Road
Motorcycles & Sweetgrass
A Cold Night for Alligators
Every Time We Say Goodbye