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2023 Fred Kerner Book Award Winner and Shortlist
And the winner is (drumroll please):
Wild Fires (HarperCollins Publishers) by Sophie Jai!
Congratulations to our two shortlisted authors, who made the judges’ decision a tough one with their amazing books:
- The Most Cunning Heart (Palimpsest Press) by Catherine Graham
- Wan (Freehand Books) by Dawn Promislow
The winner was announced at a virtual Fred Kerner Book Award readings event preceding Canadian Authors’ annual general meeting on June 24, 2023.
See full author bios and judges’ comments at https://canadianauthors.org/national/2023-fred-kerner-book-award-shortlist/.
Whistler Independent Book Awards (WIBA)Shortlist
The shortlisted nominees for the 2023 Whistler Independent Book Awards has been released and the full listing is available at https://independentbookawards.ca/wiba-2023-shortlist-announced/.
The shortlisted nominees will be judged by Canadian Authors members and the finalists will be announced July 17, 2023.
Every book submitted is peer-reviewed and assessed. Authors not shortlisted will receive their evaluations by August 15, 2023.
Winners will be announced during the Whistler Writers Festival, held October 12 – 15, 2023.
Happy Volunteer Recognition Week!
April 16 to 22, 2023, was National Volunteer Recognition Week. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers around the country. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Canadian Authors Association and we couldn’t do it without them!
Advocacy Aphorism Contest Continues Until September 1, 2023
In the spirit of summer fun, and to advance our cause of advocating for writer rights and recognizing the ongoing struggle for Copyright Act reform, CAA is running an aphorism contest.
The best quip submitted before September 1, 2023, wins a CAA-branded mug and a surprise book by a CAA author, plus—every author’s dream—publicity! Anyone, members or not, can submit an entry, and everyone can submit multiple entries.
Here are two examples:
- I’d like to discuss the meaning of the word “fair” in “fair dealing,” where it takes me years to create something, and only minutes for you to steal it.
- The university says you can’t quote from this book without a footnote, but you can steal a big chunk of it without a consequence.
Submit your aphorisms to email@example.com by midnight ET on August 31, 2023.