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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.

Congrats to Deborah Campbell – Finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction!

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 named finalist for Roger’s Writers Trust Fiction Prize

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!

Congrats to Sam Wiebe – Vancouver Public Library’s new writer in residence!

“…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!

Link to VPL’s Official Announcement 


New Deal

Former vice president of research, development and planning at GM, and current advisor to Google Self-Driving Cars, Larry Burns’ untitled inside look at the current arms race among the auto industry and silicon valley to build and perfect the driverless car—an innovation that will likely be the most disruptive change to our way of life since the advent of the smart phone, written with Christopher Shulgan, to Denise Oswald at Ecco, in an exclusive submission, by Chris Bucci at The McDermid Agency (world). 


Jessica McDiarmid’s HIGHWAY OF TEARS: THE MISSING, THE MURDERED, THE MYSTERY, tells the stories of the Indigenous girls and women who vanished from BC’s infamous highway 16, by an investigative journalist who grew up on the Highway of Tears during the height of the disappearances, to Martha Kanya Forstner at Doubleday Canada, by Chris Bucci at The McDermid Agency.

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