Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sonia Tilson, Andrew Steinmetz Shortlisted for Ottawa Book Awards

Wonderful news from our friends at the Ottawa Citizen:
This year’s list of finalists for the Ottawa Book Awards includes an first-time novelist at age 80, a Citizen journalist, a former prime minister, a political pundit, a rising young writer and a popular Canadian historian.
Can you spot the Biblioasis authors? We're very proud to announce that both Sonia Tilson (The Monkey Puzzle Tree) and Andrew Steinmetz (This Great Escape: The Case of Michael Paryla) have been shortlisted for Ottawa Book Awards, in the fiction and non-fiction category respectively.

In fiction the other condtendors are Henry Beissel (Fugitive Horizons, Guernica Editions Inc), Rita Donovan (Maura Quell, Buschek Books), Barbara Fradkin (The Whisper of Legends, Dundurn Press), and David O’Meara (A Pretty Sight, Coach House Books). In non-fiction the awards highlight new books from Joe Clark (How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change, Penguin Random House of Canada), Charlotte Gray (The Massey Murder, HarperCollins), Robert Sibley (The Way of the 88 Temples, University of Virginia Press), and Paul Wells (The Longer I’m Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, Penguin Random House of Canada). 
The awards will be presented on Oct. 22, at 8 p.m at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans. For more information please see: https://ottawa.ca/en/liveculture/ottawa-book-awards-finalists. Our heartfelt congratulations to Sonia and Andrew!

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