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Gaston, Rudolph, Sakamoto and Wagamese nominated for Evergreen Award!

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WCA would like to congratulate Bill Gaston, Katja Rudolph, Mark Sakamoto and Richard Wagamese, who have all been nominated for the OLA’s Evergreen Award.

The Evergreen Awards are run by the Ontario Library Association. Adults of any age vote for their favourite book of fiction or non-fiction by a living Canadian author.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.accessola.org/web/OLAWEB/Forest_of_Reading/Awards_Nominees/Evergreen_Nominees.aspx

King and Al-Solaylee shortlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads!

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In the fall, CBC Books asked Canadians for their suggestions of books to change perspectives, challenge stereotypes and illuminate issues. What is the one book to break barriers? That’s the question host Wab Kinew will be asking for the 14th edition of CBC’s battle of the books.

WCA is thrilled that the answer to that question could be the books of Kamal Al-Solaylee and Thomas King, who have both been shortlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads 2015!

For more information, please visit:

http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads2015/

Al-Solaylee, Fu, King and Saunders longlisted for CBC Canada Reads 2015

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This fall, CBC Books asked Canadians for their suggestions of books to change perspectives, challenge stereotypes and illuminate issues. What is the one book to break barriers? That’s the question host Wab Kinew will be asking for the 14th edition of CBC’s battle of the books.

WCA is thrilled that Kamal Al-Solaylee, Kim Fu, Thomas King and Doug Saunders have all been longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads 2015.

The final five books and their champions will be revealed on January 20, 2015.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.cbc.ca/books/2014/12/the-canada-reads-2015-longlist.html

Raffan Shortlisted for BC National Non-Fiction Award

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The 2015 finalists for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction –  one of the largest non-fiction book prizes in the country – were announced, and WCA is thrilled that James Raffan’s Circling the Midnight Sun: Culture and Change in the Invisible Arctic has been shortlisted. The award carries a prize of $40,000. Raffan’s jury citation follows:

James Raffan’s Circling the Midnight Sun fully deserves recognition as a book that encourages important national conversations and expands our shared knowledge of the increasingly complex world we inhabit. Circling the Midnight Sun tells the compelling story of those who are most affected by climate change. Raffan takes us on a journey through some of the worlds’ northernmost communities, from Iceland to Russia to Canada, and places in between. The Globe and Mail cited Circling the Midnight Sun as “a valuable opportunity to hear from the most vulnerable, but also the most resilient, residents of our planet. Far from being a cry of anger from a remote land, their message speaks to all of us who live with a changing climate that could soon mean big changes in our culture, too.”

For more information on the award and this year’s finalists, please visit www.bcachievement.com.

Little and Kay Longlisted for 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award

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Please join us in congratulating Ashley Little and Ailsa Kay, who were both longlisted for the 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. The €100,000 award is the richest literary prize in the world. Administered by Dublin City Public Libraries, books are nominated by libraries from around the world.

For more information about the prize, please visit:

http://www.impacdublinaward.ie/

For more information about the nominated titles, please click below:

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Thomas King Wins Governor General’s Literary Award!

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WCA is thrilled to announce that Thomas King’s The Back of the Turtle (HarperCollins Canada) has won the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction.

The Back of the Turtle is King’s first literary novel in 15 years and follows on the success of the award-winning and bestselling The Inconvenient Indian and his beloved Green Grass, Running Water and Truth and Bright Water, both of which continue to be taught in Canadian schools and universities. Green Grass, Running Water is widely considered a contemporary Canadian classic.

The Governor General’s Literary Awards were first awarded in 1936, and are now one of Canada’s premier national literary awards. Winners will be celebrated at a public event in Ottawa on November 26.

The Back of the Turtle By King, Thomas

http://ggbooks.ca/~/media/ggbooks/list%20of%20all%20winners%20english.pdf

Paul Wells wins Ottawa Book Award

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Please join us in congratulating Paul Wells, the winner of the Ottawa Book Award in the English: Non-Fiction category for The Longer I’m Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006- (Penguin Random House of Canada).

Paul Wells

Jury Statement:

This no-holds barred romp into the inner sanctum of the “Harper government” is sometimes hilariously irreverent, but always astute and based on meticulously accumulated details. Paul Wells provides disturbing insights into this government’s determination to stay in power, its good fortune in the face of possible adversity, its mistakes and its battle to control information. This is a well-written, important book published at a timely juncture in Canada’s political history.

http://ottawa.ca/en/liveculture/ottawa-book-awards-winners

Charlotte Gray’s The Massey Murder has won the Heritage Toronto Award!

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Please join us in congratulating Charlotte Gray. The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country has continued its recent hot-streak, adding the Heritage Toronto Award to last week’s Toronto Book Award!

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Heritage Toronto Awards is Canada’s longest-running heritage awards program.  Congratulations, Charlotte!

http://heritagetoronto.org/programs/heritage-toronto-awards/