A massive congratulations to Omar El Akkad who has been named a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for his novel American War! 141 titles were considered by authors Tracey Lindberg, Christy Ann Conlin, and Michael Christie, who comprised the jury. The winner will be announced on November 14.
Congratulations to Madeline Ashby! She has been named the winner of the Sunburst Award Society’s 2017 Copper Cylinder Adult Award for her novel Company Town. This members’ choice accolade recognizes excellent Canadian literature of the fantastic.
Congratulations to Omar El Akkad, whose debut novel American War has received praise following its publication by Picador in the UK earlier this month. The Independent calls it “impressive” and “engrossing” and The Guardian says it is “schoolmasterly” and “provocative.”
Congratulations to Sam Wiebe! His novel Invisible Dead has been named one of four finalists for this year’s City of Vancouver Book Award. The winner will be announced at the Mayors’ Arts Awards ceremony on October 11.
Danielle Martin will be joining U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders as he announces his Medicare for All Bill this Wednesday, September 13. The event will begin at 2:00 PM and be live streamed via Senator Sanders’s Facebook page.
Huge congratulations to Giller Prize and Governor General’s Award-winner David Adams Richards for his appointment to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Richards will represent New Brunswick in the Upper House.