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ANVIL AUTHORS FINALISTS FOR BOOK PRIZES!
We are thrilled to have three of our authors on the finalist lists for this year’s BC Book Prizes. Congratulations go out to JENNICA HARPER for her poetry collection, Wood (Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), JANE SILCOTT for her debut collection of personal essays, Everything Rustles (Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize), and JESSE DONALDSON for debut book on Vancouver’s history, This Day in Vancouver (Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award). Bravo to three fine authors and three very fine books!


And MARI-LOU ROWLEY’s latest poetry collection, Unus Mundus is a finalist for three Saskatchewan Book Awards — the University of Regina Book of the Year, the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award, and the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award.


Bravo!


2013 “PUBLISHER OF THE YEARAWARD!

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 18, 2013 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.

Salut!


Upcoming Events

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH EVENTS


C.R. AVERY / Some Birds Walk for the Hell of It
Friday, April 25th
Imperial
319 Main Street » Vancouver » 8 p.m.


KERRY RYAN / VS.
Monday, April 28th
McNally Robinson Booksellers (Grant Park)
Winnipeg » 7:30 p.m.
(with Roewan Crowe, Maurice Mierau, John K. Samson, Melanie Dennis Unrau, and John Weier)


JENNICA HARPER / Wood
Monday, April 28th
Cottage Bistro
4470 Main Street » Vancouver » 7 p.m.
(with Sarah de Leew, John Barton, Dennis E. Bolen, Alex Leslie, Lawrence Feuchtwanger, Andrea Bennett, and Jacqueline Turner)


OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
Book Launch — JON PAUL FIORENTINO / I’m Not Scared of You Or Anything & DAVID HOMEL / Hysteric (translator) and his new novel, The Fledglings
Friday, May 16th
McNally Robinson Booksellers (Grant Park)
Winnipeg » 7:00 p.m.
A Winnipeg International Writers Festival Event


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