THE BOY IN THE MOON a New York Times Notable Book

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WCA would like to congratulate Ian Brown for having The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son named one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011.

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More great news for Charles Foran

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Charles Foran is the winner of the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award in non-fiction for Mordecai: The Life & Times!

Canada’s oldest award for English and French-language literature, the Governor General’s Literary Award is the latest in a string of major prizes for Foran. Earlier this year, Mordecai: The Life & Times, took home the inaugural Hilary Weston Prize and the prestigious Charles Taylor Prize, and today was called “probably the single most awarded book of any genre in the history of Canadian literature” by The Globe and Mail.

After winning the award, Foran told CBC News, “I wanted the book in a sense to be big enough, bold enough…to be worthy of Mordecai Richler. To have written a small timid biography with 200 pages of footnotes and 200 pages of text would have been a disservice to this man who was so full of appetite, so full of energy. In his books and in his life.”

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Governor General’s Literary Award – Nonfiction
Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Non-Fiction Prize
Canadian Jewish Book Award
British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction
Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award Non-fiction Book of the Year

Congratulations Caroline, David, Yann and Beth!

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Four WCA clients have been longlisted for the prestigious 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award: Caroline Adderson for The Sky is Falling (Thomas Allen Publishers), David Bergen for The Matter with Morris (HarperCollins Canada), Yann Martel for Beatrice & Virgil (Knopf Canada) and Beth Powning for The Sea Captain’s Wife (Knopf Canada).

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is the largest and most international prize of its kind. It involves libraries from all corners of the globe, and is open to books written in any language. The shortlist will be announced in April.

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Gwyn, Shepherd and Yanofsky Longlisted for BC Book Prize

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WCA is happy to announce that Joel Yanofsky, Michelle Shepherd and Richard Gwyn have been longlisted for the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. One hundred and thirty-four books were nominated for the $40,000 prize by 35 publishers from across the country. From that entry, the prize jury has selected a longlist of ten books.

Joel Yanofsky, Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education In Autism (Viking Canada)

Michelle Shepherd, Decade Of Fear (Douglas & McIntyre)

Richard Gwyn, Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times, Vol. 2: 1867-1891 (Random House Canada)

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Charles Foran’s Mordecai: The Life & Times named winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction

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Westwood Creative Artists is thrilled to announce that Charles Foran’s best-selling biography Mordecai: The Life & Times (Knopf Canada), was named winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction Tuesday evening, the richest annual literary award for a nonfiction book published in Canada.

Mordecai: The Life & Times won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction earlier this year and is in the running for the Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction, to be announced Nov. 15.

The Writers’ Trust prize was awarded by the Hon. Hilary M. Weston in Toronto’s Koerner Hall, in the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning.

The jury citation referred to Foran’s book as “an epic work of scholarship and energy … inclusive, intelligent … yet laced with the underlying perfume of tragedy … well written, exciting to read, even-handed, and magisterial.”

Foran is represented at WCA by Jackie Kaiser.

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