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Fraser wins First Novel prize
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Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Date: Apr 26, 1996
Start Page: D.14
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Vancouver-based fiction writer Keath Fraser has won the Chapters/Books In Canada First Novel Award, worth $5,000, for Popular Anatomy, published last year by Porcupine's Quill.

Other novels nominated for the award were Diana Atkinson's Highways And Dancehalls (Knopf Canada), Wayson Choy's The Jade Peony (Douglas & McIntyre), Larissa Lai's When Fox Is A Thousand (Press Gang), Yan Li's Daughters Of The Red Land (Sister Vision Press) and Charles Long's Undefended Borders (Warwick Publishing).

Fraser, who received the award at a ceremony in Toronto last night, alluded to the oblivion which often awaits first novels, and suggested that the first novel award was tantamount to the title of ``best unknown writer in Canada.'' He added, ``I think the title of best unknown writer in the country is rather an under-rated one.''

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