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TORONTO (AP) — Frist-time novelist Ian Williams has won Canada’s Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel "Reproduction."

The novel traces the ties that bind a cross-cultural family in Williams' hometown of Brampton, Ontario.

The 100,000 Canadian dollar ($76,000) prize honors the best in Canadian fiction. Past winners have included Margaret Atwood, Mordecai Richler and Alice Munro.

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Williams singled out Atwood in his acceptance speech Monday. He says the first book he bought with his own money was an Atwood book.

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Atwood said she chose to celebrate her 80th birthday at the literary bash in memory of Jack Rabinovitch, the late businessman-philanthropist who created the prize 25 years ago.

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