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.'”
The West Coast Book Prize Society has just announced the finalists for the 2017 BC Book Prizes, and A Disappearance in Damascus is a finalist for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize! Congratulations to Deborah Campbell!
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!
Congratulations to our authors on the Canada Reads longlist!
Congratulations Deborah Campbell – A DISAPPEARANCE IN DAMASCUS – Jay Hosking – THREE YEARS WITH THE RAT – Kevin Patterson – NEWS FROM THE RED DESERT – and Kerry Lee Powell – WILLEM DE KOONING’S PAINTBRUSH -on making the NP99 list for 2016.
Congratulations Kerry Lee Powell, WILLEM DE KOONING’S PAINTBRUSH – Amy Jones WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER – Andrew Sullivan, WASTE – and Amy Stuart, STILL MINE on making the Globe and Mails‘ 100 best books of the Year!
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