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Omar El Akkad’s “American War” Praised in UK as in Europe

Congratulations to Omar El Akkad, whose debut novel American War has received praise following its publication by Picador in the UK earlier this month. The Independent calls it “impressive” and “engrossing” and The Guardian says it is “schoolmasterly” and “provocative.”

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“Next Year, For Sure” Longlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Congratulations to Zoey Leigh Peterson! The Scotiabank Giller Prize has announced that Next Year, For Sure has been longlisted for this year’s prize. The shortlist will be announced on Monday, October 2.

Sam Wiebe’s “Invisible Dead” a Finalist for the 2017 City of Vancouver Book Award

Congratulations to Sam Wiebe! His novel Invisible Dead has been named one of four finalists for this year’s City of Vancouver Book Award. The winner will be announced at the Mayors’ Arts Awards ceremony on October 11.

Danielle Martin to Join Senator Bernie Sanders for Medicare Bill Announcement

Danielle Martin will be joining U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders as he announces his Medicare for All Bill this Wednesday, September 13. The event will begin at 2:00 PM and be live streamed via Senator Sanders’s Facebook page.

David Adams Richards Appointed to Senate

Huge congratulations to Giller Prize and Governor General’s Award-winner David Adams Richards for his appointment to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Richards will represent New Brunswick in the Upper House.

“I Hear She’s a Real Bitch” a Finalist for the 2017 Toronto Book Awards

Congratulations to Jen Agg! I Hear She’s a Real Bitch has been announced as a finalist for the 2017 Toronto Book Awards. The winner will be announced on October 12, 2017 at the Toronto Reference Library.

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