The Whistler 2019 Independent Book Awards

Finalists for the 2019 Whistler Independent Book Awards announced

Canadian Authors and Vivalogue Publishing have reviewed the shortlisted titles for this year’s awards and are happy to announce the six finalists for the 2019 WIBA. Winning entries will be announced at the Fri Oct 18 Literary Cabaret event held as part of the Whistler Writers Festival which takes place October 17 – 20, 2019.

The 2019 fiction finalists are:

Edythe Anstey Hanen for Nine Birds Singing
Ann Shortell for Celtic Knot: A Clara Swift Tale
Diana Stevan for Sunflowers Under Fire

The 2019 non-fiction finalists are:

Bill Arnott for Gone Viking: A Travel Saga
Tina Martel for Not in the Pink
Manuel Matas for The Borders of Normal

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Whistler Independent Book Awards
This year’s  WIBA submissions were accepted until April 30, 2020. Entries are now being evaluated and the shortlist will be announced June 1, 2020.

Updated Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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