Just thought I'd share a delicious little news bite from last Friday. We've been deeply appreciative of all the congratulations that poured in after AK won the First Novel Award, but this one perhaps took the cake: Mr. McGillis, we staunchly agree. And thank you.
Cheers to all—
From The Montreal Gazette, May 3, 2013:
"Glasses were raised among fiction lovers nationwide last week when Anakana Schofield’s sui generis debut Malarky was named winner of the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. All temptation to say “I told you so” based on a rave review last summer and a year-end 10-best selection in a certain Montreal newspaper will be firmly resisted. The choice represents a triumph for both adventurous writing —Malarky’s Our Woman is about as unlike a standard Canadian fiction heroine as you could get—and for small literary publishers: Biblioasis has established itself with remarkable speed as a house of unerringly high standards. Congratulations all around."