WCA is thrilled to announce that Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish has been named one of 5 nominees for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Former recipients include Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan.
The 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury has announced its longlist of books in the running for this year’s award and Westwood Creative Artists is thrilled that two WCA authors have been included: Zsuzsi Gartner, for her short story collection Better Living Through Plastic Explosives (Hamish Hamilton Canada), and Pauline Holdstock, for her novel Into The Heart Of The Country (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd). The shortlisted finalists will be revealed at a news conference in Toronto on Tuesday, October 4th. The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony in Toronto on November 8, 2011, broadcast on CBC Television.
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Westwood Creative Artists is thrilled to announce that Rabindranath Maharaj’s The Amazing Absorbing Boy (Knopf Canada) has been shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards. The winner will be announced on October 13th. The Amazing Absorbing Boy also recently won the Trillium Book Award.
The votes are in for the Writers’ Trust of Canada and Samara’s Best Canadian Political Books of the Last 25 Years project and Westwood Creative Artists is thrilled to announce that Ezra Levant’s Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights, was named the winner. Thousands of Canadian readers voted online from a list of 12 finalist books.
Susin Nielsen’s Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom continues to win accolades. It’s just won ForeWord Reviews’ gold medal in the juvenile fiction book of the year category, presented at ALA, and been shortlisted for the 2012 Rocky Mountain Book Award.
Westwood Creative Artists is thrilled to announce that Rabindranath Maharaj has won the Trillium Book Award for The Amazing Absorbing Boy (Knopf Canada). For more information please visit:
Westwood Creative Artists is thrilled to announce that Alice Kuipers and Stevie Cameron have both won 2011 Arthur Ellis awards, Kuipers for The Worst Thing She Ever Did (Best Juvenile/Young Adult Crime Book), and Cameron for On the Farm (Best Crime Nonfiction).
Westwood Creative Artists is happy to announce that Michelle Berry’s I Still Don’t Even Know You has won the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher at the 2011 Manitoba Book Awards.
Westwood Creative Artists is pleased to announce that Robert Paul Weston’s Zorgamazoo (Razorbill) has been awarded The California Young Reader Medal in the Intermediate category. The California Young Reader Medal program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among young people. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.