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