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 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.