Major congrats to Paul Harbridge whose picture book WHEN THE MOON COMES (Tundra Books), illustrated by Matt James, has won the 2018 Martha Baillie Picture Book Award!
FROM THE JURY: “This nostalgia filled adventure with friends will resonate with those who love the moon, nature and hockey… The friends’ anticipation and excitement for their nighttime excursion is palpable… James’ strong illustrations emphasize the beauty of winter, the wonder of a dark night, the power of the moon and the fun of an escapade with friends.”
The Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award honours excellence in the illustrated picture book format and is given to outstanding books of the picture book genre in which the author and illustrator achieve artistic and literary unity.
For more information about this award, please visit: Bookcentre.ca/awards/marilyn-baillie-picture-book-award
We’re honoured to congratulate Pauline Dakin whose electric memoir RUN, HIDE, REPEAT: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood (Viking Books) has been shortlisted for the 2018 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction!
The jury on this year’s shortlist: “The books on this year’s shortlist demonstrate the breadth of what creative non-fiction can be…All unique in their own way, these books are expertly written and compelling reads.”
The winner will be announced later this month. For more information about the award and for the full shortlist, please visit wlu.ca/news/edna-staebler-award-shortlist.
Congratulations to Sharon Bala, who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Journey Prize, for her story “Butter Tea at Starbucks” (first published in The New Quarterly)!
The Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize is awarded annually to an emerging writer of distinction for a short story originally published in a Canadian literary magazine. Previous winners of The Journey Prize include Yann Martel, Alissa York, Jessica Grant, Yasuko Thanh, Timothy Taylor and Miranda Hill. The 2017 winner will be announced on November 14th.
Sharon’s highly anticipated debut novel, THE BOAT PEOPLE, is forthcoming from McClleland & Stewart Canada and Doubleday Books U.S. in January 2018.
To view the full shortlist, please visit Writerstrust.com/Journey-Prize-Finalists
Transatlantic would like to congratulate Gary Barwin
whose novel, YIDDISH FOR PIRATES
(Penguin Random House Canada), has been shortlisted the the Governor General’s Award for Fiction!
YIDDISH FOR PIRATES by Gary Barwin is a brilliant novel filled with Jewish takes on classic pirate tales – fights, prison escapes, and exploits on the high seas – but it’s also a tender love story. Rich with puns, colourful language, post-colonial satire and Kabbalistic hijinks, YIDDISH FOR PIRATES is also a compelling examination of mortality, memory, identity and persecution, from one of this country’s
most talented writers.
Each year, the Canada Council for the Arts honours the best in Canadian literature with its Governor General’s Literary Awards (the GGs). As Canada’s national literary awards, the GGs represent the rich diversity of Canadian literature. For each category, a peer assessment committee, comprised of fellow authors, translators and illustrators, makes the final selection. Each GG winner receives $25,000; each nonwinning finalist receives $1,000. The publisher of each winning book receives $3,000 to help promote the book.