The New York Times reviews Omar El Akkad‘s debut novel American War, calling it “a surprisingly powerful novel — one that creates as haunting a postapocalyptic universe as Cormac McCarthy did in ‘The Road,’ and as devastating a look at the fallout that national events have on an American family as Philip Roth did in ‘The Plot Against America.'”
A Disappearance in Damascus longlisted for The British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction
Great award news for Deborah Campbell and Knopf Canada!
A Disappearance in Damascus by Deborah Campbell has been longlisted for The British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction!
The British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction was launched in 2005 to honour Canada’s finest writers of non-fiction and to celebrate a genre that stimulates our national conversation and shares knowledge about the complex world in which we live. The shortlist will be announced on December 1st. The winner will receive $40,000while the remaining finalists will each receive $5,000.
A Disappearance in Damascus
Editor: Louise Dennys
Congratulations to Deborah Campbell! A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War took home the prestigious Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust prize for non-fiction.
Steven Heighton has won the Governor General’s Literary Award in 2016 for his poetry collection, The Waking Comes Late. See the official announcement here: GG Winners.
Congratulations are in order for Kerry Lee Powell whose Willem De Kooning’s Paintbrush is a finalist for the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction. The winner will be announced on October 25. You can go to the official announcement page here.
Deborah Campbell`s A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War has distinguished her as a finalist for the prestigious Hilary Weston Writer`s Trust prize for nonfiction. View the link to the official announcement here.
Kerri Lee Powell was revealed as a finalist for the Roger’s Writers Trust Fiction Prize this morning for her short story collection, Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush. Here’s a link to the official announcement!
Kerry Lee Powell Makes Giller longlist for her short story collection Willem De Kooning’s Paintbrush
Congratulations to the brilliant Kerry Lee Powell who has just made the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist! Way to go, Kerry.
“…the definitive Vancouver crime novel.” – –Owen Laukkanen author of The Professionals
“…a great guide into the dark soul of Vancouver.” – John McFetridge author of Tumblin’ Dice and Dirty Sweet
“…a book that does for the missing women of the Downtown Eastside (Vancouver) what Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath did for migrant workers.” – Peggy Blair, author of The Beggar’s Opera
We are happy to hear that Sam Wiebe will be Vancouver’s new public library writer in residence and agree that there’s no one more suited for the role. He knows the city, the people, and the writing craft. Congratulations Sam!