Age-seasoned writers are up for this year’s Amazon.ca First Novel Award. Judith McCormack is 62 and a current year finalist, which means she’ll take home $4000, or $40,000 if she wins. Karim Alrawi, also a finalist, is 58. Elizabeth Phillips is 54. It is not a young crowd, but it is a celebrated one. The award-winner will be announced May 26.