The Whistler 2018 Independent Book Awards

Finalists announced for 2018 Whistler Independent Book Awards

 Monday, July 16, 2018

Our congratulations to the authors who have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Whistler Independent Book Awards.

The fiction finalists are:

T.G. Brown for Harvest (A Josh Ingram Novel)
Laurel Deedrick-Mayne for A Wake for the Dreamland
Emma L.R. Hogg for Winona Rising
Mike Sadava for The Project

The non-fiction finalists are:

Mark Cote for That Lucky Old Son
Louise Szabo, Barbara Brown, Jan Jacobson & Wendy Quarry for
Travel Dreams and Nightmares – Four Women Explore the World 
Toko-pa Turner for Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home

The winner in each category will be jointly selected by two judges, both accomplished authors. Judging the fiction category are Gail Anderson-Dargatz and Darcie Friesen Hossack. The non-fiction selection will be made by J.J. Lee and Susan Oakey-Baker. 

Finalists were selected by representatives of  Vivalogue Author Services and members of the Canadian Authors Association (Metro Vancouver)

The judges were impressed with both the quality and variety of submissions received from across the country. Particularly stiff competition in the fiction category led to the nomination of four titles, a first for the awards.

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


Whistler Independent Book Awards 2018 Shortlist

Fiction nominees:

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

Non-fiction nominees:

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



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