WAITING FOR THE CYCLONE (Brindle & Glass) by Leesa Dean has been shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award! As Ontario’s most prestigious literary award, which honours “the quality and diversity of Ontario’s writers and writing,” the award gives a prize to the winner of $20,000 and $2,500 to their publisher. Congratulations to Leesa and her fellow nominees!
The winners will be announced on June 20, 2017. A Public Authors Reading Event will be held on June 19, 2017 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library in Toronto.
For further information about the award, please visit www.omdc.on.ca/book/trillium_book_award.htm. To view the shortlist, please visit www.omdc.on.ca/book/trillium_book_award/Finalists___2017_Trillium_Book_Award.htm.
Happy book birthday to Leesa Dean whose collection WAITING FOR THE CYCLONE publishes today with Brindle & Glass!
This debut short story collection is comprised of stories behaving like the weather phenomenon they were named for, raising important questions surrounding fidelity, domesticity and motherhood.
Watch the book trailer here: Youtube.com/watch?v=vJlUxCrCaQs
“Leesa Dean writes strong, complex, unforgettable female characters I’d like to hang out with. Waiting for the Cyclone is a radiant debut—beautifully written, passionate, and whip smart—from a refreshing new voice bound to make her mark in Canadian literature.” – Ayelet Tsabari, author of The Best Place on Earth, winner of the 2015 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature
“Subversive, illicit, and with a knack for final lines packed with innuendo, Waiting for the Cyclone is a pleasure readers need not feel guilty about.” – Quill & Quire
“…there is a weight to these poignant stories that lingers.” – YAM Review
Rights sold: World Rights to Brindle & Glass
Leesa Dean’s debut short story collection, WAITING FOR THE CYCLONE, comprised of stories behaving like the weather phenomenon they were named for, raising important questions surrounding fidelity, domesticity and motherhood, to Taryn Boyd of Brindle & Glass for Fall 2016, by Samantha Haywood (World Rights).