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Deborah Campbell’s “A Disappearance in Damascus” Wins Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

Congratulations to Deborah Campbell! The West Coast Book Prize Society has just announced the winners of the 2017 BC Book Prizes, and A Disappearance in Damascus has won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize!

The New York Times Reviews “American War” by Omar El Akkad

The New York Times reviews Omar El Akkad‘s debut novel American Warcalling 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.'”

Read the full review!

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

Knopf Canada

Editor: Louise Dennys

Deborah Campbell wins Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust non-fiction prize

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.


Kerry Lee Powell is a GG Award Finalist!

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.

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