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novel

Intellectual property
adjective Referring to that which is new and/or original—i.e., the invention must never have been made in public in any way, anywhere, before the date on which the application for a patent is filed.

Vox populi
noun Fictional prose of book length, the storyline of which has some degree of realism.
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The book has already been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2007, the Glen Dimplex Fiction Award 2007 and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2007.
"Forbidden Cargo is a complex and imaginative first novel....
Unfeeling is his first novel and the events are based on what happened to a pupil at his school.
Murogi wa Kagogo (Wizard of the Crow), the first novel in 20 years from Kenyan literary legend Ngugi wa Thiong'o, is exactly that.
Within days of my diagnosis, my agent sold my first novel and got me a contract to write three more in the Benjamin Justice mystery series.
Her first book in 1978 was a travel guide to Hong Kong and Macau, while her first novel, Keeping the Faith, 10 years later was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award.
Its author, John Gregory Brown, grew up in New Orleans and captured its soul in this, his first novel. His second novel, The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton Lafleur (Houghton Mifflin), is yet another magnificent reflection of this unique city.
Author Theodore Dreiser's shocking first novel Sister Carrie might never have gained such fame were it not for his closest friend, one Arthur Henry, who prodded him to write fiction and helped him create his first novel.
Envy (Random House) is Harrison's first novel with a contemporary setting since Exposure (1993), and her second to feature a male protagonist.
Richard Collins is in the running with The Land as Viewed from the Sea, a confident and lyrical first novel set in his native west Wales which was short-listed for Whitbread First Novel Award last year.
HEINLEIN'S late wife, Virginia, used to tell people that before the science fiction legend died in 1988, the couple decided to burn all the remaining copies of his unpublished first novel, For Us, the Living: d Comedy of Customs.