Contemporary Canadian Literature with a Distinctly Urban Twist

Anvil Press

photo of Madeline Sonik

Congratulations to Madeline Sonik, winner of the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

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.