I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid Longlisted for the Frank Hegyi Award!

The Ottawa Independent Writers (OIW) have announced the longlist for the Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors and we are happy to share that I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid is one of the titles chosen! The longlist consists of 10 titles chosen from 41 submissions across Canada, and it was announced at the Wakefield Writers Festival’s Writers Pride Evening in Wakefield, Quebec.

This is a new award that will be offered annually with a cash prize of $500 to the winner and two years of a free OIW membership. The shortlist will be announced on May 16 and the awards ceremony will take place on June 10, 2017 at Prose in the Park.

Congratulations to Iain and his fellow longlisted authors on this achievement! To learn more about the award and to view the full longlist, please visit: www.ottawaindependentwriters.com/frank-hegyi-award

I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid Voted a 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominee

We are incredibly proud to share that I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid has been voted a 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards nominee in the Novel category! The Shirley Jackson Awards honours the late author Shirley Jackson’s writing by acknowledging outstanding literature focusing on psychological suspense, horror, and dark fantasy. Congratulations to Iain and all the other nominees!

The award will be presented at Readercon 28 on July 16.

For a full list of nominees and more information about the award, please visit www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/nominees/.

Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten Named on YA Choices 2017 Reading List!

“Teen favourites” lists are coming in — and BEWARE THAT Teresa TotenGIRL (Delacorte/Penguin Random House Canada) by Teresa Toten is on them! See the full list for the International Literacy Association’s 2017 Young Adults’ Choices 2017 list at: www.literacyworldwide.org/get-resources/reading-lists

Congratulations, Teresa!

Yiddish for Pirates Shortlisted for the 2017 Leacock Medal for Humour Award!

Congratulations to Gary Barwin, author of YIDDISH FOR PIRATES (Penguin Random House Canada), which has been shortlisted for the 2017 Leacock Medal for Humour award!

Founded in 1947, the Leacock Medal for Humour encourages the growth of Canadian humour writing. The winner will be announced at an June 10, 2017 dinner outside of Orillia, Ontario, and will be awarded $15,000 from the TD Financial Group as well as the prestigious Leacock Medal for Humour.

Please visit the following link to view the full shortlist: https://leacock.ca/2017-2/2017-shortlist/.

SHOOTER by Caroline Pignat Shortlisted for the 2018 MYRCA Awards!

Huge congratulations to Caroline Pignat on her novel SHOOTER (Razorbill Canada) being shortlisted for the 2018 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Awards! MYRCA honours quality books with wide reader appeal, and the nominated books are selected by young readers.

The 2017 Award Ceremony will take place on Friday, September 29th, 2017.

To view the full list of nominees, please visit http://www.myrca.ca/2018-myrca-nominees/

The Lady and the Lionheart Wins the 2016 RT BOOK REVIEWS Reviewers’ Choice Awards

We are proud to share that THE LADY AND THE LIONHEART by Joanne Bischof has won the 2016 RT BOOK REVIEWS Reviewers’ Choice Awards for Best Inspirational Romance! Congratulations to Joanne on this great achievement!

The Awards Ceremony will be held in Atlanta on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 7 – 9pm.

Please visit the following link for further information about the award and the full list of winners: www.rtbookreviews.com/blog/135351/announcing-2016-rt-reviewers-choice-and-career-achievement-awards-winners.

Joanne is represented by Sandra Bishop.

SHOOTER by Caroline Pignat Shortlisted for the 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards

She shoots…she scores! Congratulations to Caroline Pignat, whose “Breakfast Club”-type YA novel, SHOOTER (Penguin Random House of Canada) has been shortlisted for the 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing. It is nominated in the category of Best Juvenile/YA Book.

The 2017 Arthur Ellis Awards Gala will take place on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Arts & Letters Club in Toronto. Please visit the following link for more information about the event and how to purchase tickets:
www.crimewriterscanada.com/awards/annual-awards-events/awards-banquet

Please visit the following link for the full list of nominations:
www.crimewriterscanada.com/

A GOOD DEATH by Sandra Martin shortlisted for the 2016/17 DONNER PRIZE

We’re honoured to announce that Sandra Martin’s A GOOD DEATH: Making the Most of Our Final Choices has been shortlisted for the 2016/17 Donner Prize!

The Donner Prize is a $50, 000 annual award that recognizes the best public policy book by a Canadian.

Kenneth Whyte, Chair of the Donner Canadian Foundation, shares his thoughts on the shortlisted titles, “Our five finalists are leading academics and award-winning writers who offer Canadians insight into highly topical subjects, elevating the public policy discourse in our country. Each of these books deserves a wide-readership, and in announcing the shortlist we invite Canadians to join the conversation.”

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on May 15th. The ceremony will be hosted by former Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan, who served as Donner Prize Jury Chair from 2009-2016.

For more information about the finalists and this award, please visit Donnerbookprize.com/press.

A Good Death Shortlisted for the John W. Dafoe Book Prize!

We are pleased to report that A GOOD DEATH: Making the Most of Our Final Choices (HarperCollins Canada) by Sandra Martin has been shortlisted for the John W. Dafoe Book Prize! The John W. Dafoe Book Prize, which is named after a prominent Canadian editor, honours non-fiction books about Canada and, as one of Canada’s richest prizes for nonfiction books, awards $10,000 to the winner. The winning book will be announced at a dinner in May. Congratulations to Sandra and the other shortlisted authors!

Please visit the following link to learn more about the award and the other shortlisted books: www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/sandra-martin-robert-wright-among-finalists-for-dafoe-book-prize/article34475843/

To learn about the J.W. Dafoe Foundation, which is responsible for the award, please visit www.dafoefoundation.ca.

Kelly Thompson’s FLUIDITY wins HOUSE OF ANANSI short story contest!

Congratulations to Kelly Thompson​ whose short story FLUIDITY has been named the winner of House of Anansi Press​’s Golden Anniversary Short Story Contest!

FLUIDITY is a story of a man who reveals a lifelong secret on his 50th wedding anniversary and will be published as an eBook under the digital imprint. From the House of Anansi editorial staff who served as the jury: “Of the nearly 75 contest submissions we received, ‘Fluidity’ felt the most timely and gripping.”