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.
Congrats to Thunder Bay author Amy Jones for winning the Northern Lit Award for her novel, We’re All In This Together. Read about her win in this CBC link 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!
Congratulations to the brilliant Kerry Lee Powell who has just made the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist! Way to go, Kerry.
A link to the official announcement
“…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