Toronto writer Gil Adamson won the First Novel Award for her work, The Outlander. Interestingly, the CBC News story about the award contains a word that I have not seen before. Initially, I thought it was a typo. Checking, I was delighted to find I was incorrect.
picaresque adj. 1 (of a style of fiction) dealing with the episodic adventures of rogues etc. 2 drifting, wandering. (French from Spanish picaresco from pícaro rogue)