Chariandy Wins BC Book Prize for Fiction

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DavidChariandy-BrotherWe are thrilled for David Chariandy whose novel Brother won the 2018 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.

Chariandy grew up in Toronto and lives and teaches in Vancouver.  His debut novel, Soucouyant, received stunning reviews and nominations from eleven literary awards juries, including a Governor General’s Literary Award shortlisting, a Gold Independent Publisher Award for Best Novel, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist. Brother is his second novel.

Positive Reviews for Higdon Debut

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The_Very_Marrow_of_Our_Bones_RGB_1024x1024Christine Higdon’s debut novel The Very Marrow of Our Bones is off to a great start. Kirkus calls it, “an ambitious debut novel that will make you cry, cringe, and laugh.” And in an interview with Higdon, Open Book called the novel “a deeply compelling story of secrets, ambitions, identity, and loss, told with insight and honesty and laced with bright moments of hope and humour.” The Very Marrow of Our Bones has also been reviewed in Toronto Star, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist.

Mark Sakamoto’s Forgiveness Wins 2018 Canada Reads

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y648We are thrilled for Mark Sakamoto and his book Forgiveness, winner of the 2018 Canada Reads debates. The book which originally published in 2014 and was shortlisted for the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, is in its eighth week on the bestseller list since being nominated. Sakamoto’s recent win has led to renewed interest including coverage in the National Post and Maclean’s.

Congratulations Mark – we are so proud to have you here at Westwood Creative Artists!