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.
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)