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.
Congratulations to Jen Agg! I Hear She’s a Real Bitch has been announced as a finalist for the 2017 Toronto Book Awards. The winner will be announced on October 12, 2017 at the Toronto Reference Library.
The Writers’ Union of Canada announced that Deborah Campbell, journalist and author, is the recipient of the 2017 Freedom to Read Award. The award is presented annually by TWUC in recognition of work that is passionately supportive of free expression. Past recipients include Mohamed Fahmy, Janine Fuller, and Lawrence Hill.
CBC Radio’s The Current interviewed Carrie Jenkins on her new book What Love Is: And What It Could Be.
Congratulations to Madeline Ashby!