ANVIL PRESS RECEIVES “PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR” AWARD!
Publisher Brian Kaufman, of Anvil Press, received the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award from the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) at their awards ceremony on April 18th in Vancouver. From the ABPBC’s press release, “Abundantly energetic and deeply committed to Canada’s literature, Brian Kaufman is a daring publisher and it is the ABPBC’s honour to present him with the Jim Douglas award for publisher of the year.”
For more information about the award, visit the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia website.
Congratulations to Madeline Sonik, WINNER of the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for her collection of personal essays Afflictions & Departures.
The jurors cited Afflictions & Departures as, “a wonderfully generous book that returns us to one of literature’s touchstones: intensely personal revelation rendered universal. Sonik’s tone – cool and wry, manages to be simultaneously humane and funny.”
Afflictions & Departures was also a Finalist for the Charles Taylor Non-Fiction Prize and nominated for the prestigious BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, one of Canada’s largest literary non-fiction prizes.
Other recent kudos include, Governor General’s Award Finalist for David Scott Hamilton‘s translation of Paradis, Clef en main (Exit) by Nelly Arcan; 2011 ReLit Award Winner (short fiction category) for Ravenna Gets by Tony Burgess and an Acorn-Plantos Award finalist nomination for Kerry Ryan‘s poetry collection, VS.
[SPRING EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!]