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

The evaluating committee has assessed all the entries and is pleased to announce the shortlisted nominees for the 2022 WIBAs.

The fiction nominees are:

Michael Carin for Churchill At Munich: A Novel
William George Linsday for Rez Dog Blues & The Haiku: A Savage Life in Bits and Pieces
A-M Mawhiney for Spindrifts
Peter McPhie for Good Man Gone
Gordon Sombrowski for What Narcissus Saw
K.A. Wiggins for Blind the Eyes (Threads of Dreams,1)


The non-fiction nominees are:

Curtis Carmichael for Butterflies in the Trenches: The Hood, an Epic Bike Ride, and Finding Inspiration
Laurie Carter for Emily Carr’s BC (Book Two): Northern BC & Haida Gwaii
Bruno Cocorocchio for Mea Culpa: A Plea of Innocence
Bernadette Rule for Dark Fire
H. Saint James for What Grows in The Space It Left Behind: A Memoir
Shannon Terrell for The Guest House: Stories of a Nervous Mind


This year, WIBA organizers were pleased to introduce a new children’s category.

The children’s category nominees are:

Dave Carroll for Tom the Tomato Plant
Kristen Cornell for Noah, No!
Georgia Hunter for Tabhi
Rae Knightly for Ben Archer and the World Beyond (The Alien Skill Series, Book 4)
David Stallard for When I was Little…
Barbara Wade Rose for Marabel or, The Great Exception

The shortlisted nominees will be assessed by Canadian Authors members and the finalists will be announced July 15, 2022.

Winners will be announced during the 21st Whistler Writers Festival, October 13 –16, 2022.