2014 Awards and Bestsellers

We are welcoming the start of 2015 by recapping some of our agency’s adult trade authors’ achievements in 2014. We look forward to beginning a new year of accolades and an exciting list of new projects!

2014 Award Citations:

THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING by Plum Johnson: Longlisted for the 2015 Charles Taylor Prize

BOUNDLESS: TRACING LAND AND DREAMS IN A NEW NORTHWEST PASSAGE by Kathleen Winter: nominated for 2014 Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize for Nonfiction; Longlisted for the 2015 Charles Taylor Prize; listed as a CBC Book’s Best of 2014 list

THE FREEDOM IN AMERICAN SONGS by Kathleen Winter: listed as an Amazon.ca Editor’s 10 Best Canadian Books of the Year, and Amazon.ca Editor’s Best Books of the Year (all categories), a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book for 2014, and was a Library Journal Key Indie Fiction Title, Fall 2014.

ANNABEL by Kathleen Winter: named to the Amazon.ca/49thShelf list of 100 Canadian Books to Read in a Lifetime

Clea Young: nominated for the 2014 Writer’s Trust of Canada McClelland & Stewart Journey Trust Prize

Lori McNulty: nominated for the 2014 Writer’s Trust of Canada McClelland & Stewart Journey Trust Prize

THE SEARCH FOR HEINRICH SCHLOGEL by Martha Baillie: listed on The Globe and Mail’s Best 100 Books of 2014; oprah.com pick for Best Books of September 2014; listed as a Publisher’s Weekly Pick of the Week

SHOPLIFTER by Michael Cho: listed on The Globe and Mail’s Best 100 Books of 2014; picked as a Boston Globe Best Book of 2014; appeared on the front page of the New York Times Weekend Arts section and listed in the NYT holiday gift guide

WILL STARLING by Ian Weir: listed on The Globe and Mail’s Best 100 Books of 2014

THE TROUBLE WITH BRUNCH by Shawn Micallef: listed on The Globe and Mail’s Best 100 Books of 2014

WALT by Russell Wangersky: appeared on CBC Books 2014 holiday gift guide

PUNISHMENT by Linden MacIntyre: appeared on CBC Books 2014 holiday gift guide

EXTREME MEAN: TROLLS, BULLIES AND PREDATORS ONLINE by Paula Todd: nominated for 2014 Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize for Nonfiction; appeared on CBC Books 2014 holiday gift guide

THE UMBRELLA MENDER by Christine Fischer Guy: featured as one of six fiction titles hand-picked by independent booksellers for Quill & Quire.

THE HUNDRED HEARTS by William Kowalski: won the Thomas Head Raddall Award

THE SILENT WIFE by A. S. A. Harrison: shortlisted for CWA New Blood Award, nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s 2014 Evergreen Prize

THE LONELY END OF THE RINK by Grant Lawrence: winner of the BC Book Prize for Book of the Year

INFIDELITY by Stacey May Fowles: winner of Silver in Popular Fiction at Independent Publisher Awards

AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS by Jane Christmas: shortlisted for Word Award; finalist for the Stephen Leacock Award

DIRTY BIRD by Keir Lowther: shortlisted for the Prince Edward Island Book Award

THE OIL MAN AND THE SEA by Arno Kopecky: won the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction; shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award; shortlisted for the Hubert Evan’s Non-Fiction Prize, shortlisted for the Lane Anderson Award for science writing, shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Book Competition, and received a Special Jury Mention at the Banff Mountain Book Competition

MY HOPE IS FOUND by Joanne Bischof: named Novel of the Year by San Diego Christian Writer’s Guild

UNDER A BLACKBERRY MOON by Serena Miller: finalist in the 2014 Christy Awards.

CHAPEL SPRINGS REVIVAL by Ane Mulligan: nominated for the 2014 INSPY Awards.

SWEET DREAMS by Carla Stewart: finalist for the Oklahoma Book Awards

2014 National Bestsellers:

PUNISHMENT by Linden McIntyre: Globe and Mail

BOUNDLESS by Kathleen Winter: Globe and Mail

THE SILENT WIFE by ASA Harrison: Globe & Mail and New York Times

SHOPLIFTER by Michael Cho: New York Times

MATING FOR LIFE by Marissa Stapley: Globe and Mail

LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE MOSQUE by Zarqa Nawaz: Globe and Mail

EXTREME MEAN by Paula Todd: Globe and Mail

WELL HEELED by Lesley-Anne Scorgie: Globe and Mail

CHAPEL SPRINGS REVIVAL by Ane Mulligan: Amazon in the Hot New Releases category

HANDS FREE MAMA by Rachel Macy Stafford: New York Times