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.
Westwood Creative Artists is pleased to announce that three WCA authors have been shortlisted for Arthur Ellis Awards. In the Best Crime Nonfiction category Northern Light by Roy MacGregor (Random House) and On the Farm by Stevie Cameron (Alfred A. Knopf Canada) have been shortlisted, and in the Best Juvenile/YA Crime Book category, The Worst Thing She Ever Did by Alice Kuipers, (HarperCollins) has been shortlisted. For more information please see: http://www.crimewriterscanada.com/awards/arthur-ellis-awards/current-contest/shortlists
Westwood Creative Artists is thrilled to announce that at a gala dinner in Toronto on April 27th, Doug Saunders, European Bureau Chief of the Globe and Mail, was presented with the $ 35,000 Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy in 2011. Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History is Reshaping our World was published by Knopf in Canada, Heinemann in the UK and De Bezige Bij in Holland last fall, Pantheon have just published in the USA, and several other translations are imminent.
Westwood Creative Artists is pleased to announce that Trevor Cole’s Practical Jean has won the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal. The Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour has been awarded since 1947 to recognize the best in Canadian Literary Humour. Practical Jean was published in Canada by McClelland & Stewart.