Westwood Creative Artists is thrilled to announce that Rohinton Mistry has been shortlisted for the Man International Booker Prize. The prize is awarded every two years and echos and reinforces the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction in that literary excellence is its sole focus. The Man Booker International Prize is significantly different from the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction in that it highlights one writer’s overall contribution to fiction on the world stage. In seeking out literary excellence the judges consider a writer’s body of work rather than a single novel. The Man Booker International Prize winner will be announced at the Sydney Writers’ Festival on 18 May and the winner will be celebrated at an awards ceremony in London on 28 June 2011.
Westwood Creative Artists is pleased to announce that Trevor Cole’s Practical Jean has been shortlisted for the 2011 Stephen Leacock Medal. The Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour has been awarded since 1947 to recognize the best in Canadian Literary Humour.
Please join Westwood Creative Artists in congratulating WCA authors David Bergen and Michelle Berry, both shortlisted this week for the Manitoba Book Awards. Bergen’s The Matter with Morris, published by HarperCollins (Phyllis Bruce Books), was nominated for The Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction and the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, while Berry’s I Still Don’t Even Know You, published by Turnstone Press, was nominated for the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher. The awards ceremony will be held on April 17th.
Please join Westwood Creative Artists in congratulating WCA authors Douglas Coupland, Zsuzsi Gartner, Jack Hodgins and Susin Nielsen, all nominated for 2011 BC Book Prizes. The specific nominations follow:
Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
The Master of Happy Endings by Jack Hodgins (Thomas Allen Publishers)
Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize
Marshall McLuhan by Douglas Coupland (Penguin Canada)
Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize
Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom by Susin Nielsen (Tundra Books)
Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award
Darwin’s Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow by Zsuzsi Gartner (editor) (Douglas & McIntyre)
Please join Westwood Creative Artists in congratulating WCA’s Matt James, Susin Nielsen and Robert Paul Weston, all shortlisted for CLA Awards. The specific nominations follow:
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award
I Know Here / Illustrated by Matt James (Groundwood Books)
CLA Book of the Year for Children Award
Dear George Clooney Please Marry My Mom by Susin Nielsen (Tundra Books)
CLA Young Adult Book Award
Dust City by Robert Paul Weston (Puffin Canada)
Please join Westwood Creative Artists in congratulating WCA author Anna Porter, winner of the 2011 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for The Ghosts of Europe.
“…a gifted storyteller who shapes a historically consequential narrative…”
– from Jury Citation
Westwood Creative Artists is pleased to announce that Yann Martel’s Life of Pi and Thomas Trofimuk’s Waiting for Columbus have been included in Richard and Judy’s prestigious 100 Books of the Decade list. The popular British television personalities now host a virtual bookclub, and Waiting for Columbus was also one of its inaugural selections.
Please join Westwood Creative Artists in congratulating WCA author Charles Foran, winner of the 2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for Mordecai: The Life & Times, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada.
“A fine, intelligent, deeply historicized, compassionate, insightful, fair-minded and above all loving book.”
– Adam Gopnik, author of Paris to the Moon, on Mordecai: The Life & Times.
For more information please visit the Charles Taylor Prize at:
Westwood Creative Artists would like to congratulate WCA authors Caroline Adderson (The Sky Is Falling) and Jack Hodgins (The Master of Happy Endings), who were both nominated today for a 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in the Best Book from Canada and the Caribbean category.