I keep wanting to sit down and write a thoughtful post for the blog, and then something happens that I realize I should share: a reading, a review, and so on.
Mind you, I’m not complaining. I’m thrilled.
So here’s this week’s announcement: my book has been shortlisted for a literary prize.
The shortlist for the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s Mavis Gallant Prize in Nonfiction is very short indeed. It comprises 3 books.
- Julija Šukys, Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė
and two others:
- Taras Grescoe, Straphanger
- William Marsden, Fools Rule: Inside the Failed Politics of Climate Change
Grescoe and Marsden are both seasoned and award-winning writers, so I’m particularly honoured to be in their company. The winner will be announced on November 20th, at the Quebec Writers’ Federation Gala.
It should be lots of fun, and I’m thinking of getting a new frock for the occasion! I’ll keep you posted and share some photos of the event.
There is a whole slew of prizes that will be handed out on the 20th. You can read about all the nominees here.