The Whistler 2018 Independent Book Awards

Whistler Independent Book Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced

The entries for this year’s Whistler Independent Book Awards were of a high standard, their quality reflecting the professionalism of Canadian self-published authors. The competition in the fiction category was particularly strong, and selecting the nominees was a challenge for the evaluation committee. Our congratulations to the authors whose books have been shortlisted for the 2018 Whistler Independent Book Awards.

The fiction nominees are:

T.G. Brown for Harvest 
Norm Cuddy for Return of the Jaguar
Laurel Deedrick-Mayne for A Wake for the Dreamland
Jane Doucet for The Pregnant Pause 
Barry Grills for Roadkill
Emma L.R. Hogg for Winona Rising
Andrew Lafleche for A Pardonable Offence
Mike Sadava for The Project

The non-fiction nominees are:

Rod Baker for Constant Traveller R801168
Mark Cote for That Lucky Old Son
Patricia Hetherington for Under the Covers
Andrew Lafleche for No Diplomacy
Louise Szabo, Barbara Brown, Jan Jacobson & Wendy Quarry for
Travel Dreams and Nightmares
Toko-pa Turner for Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home

The shortlisted nominees will be judged by Canadian Authors–Metro Vancouver members and the finalists will be announced July 16, 2018.

Finalists judges are: Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Darcie Friesen Hossack, J.J. Lee, and Susan Oakey-Baker.

The Whistler Independent Book Awards provide independently published authors with a unique opportunity to have their work recognized through a juried process.

Winners will be announced at the 17th Whistler Writers Festival, October 11 to 14, 2018.

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