Awards news from Anansi and Groundwood

Dear all,

Please forgive us for bragging, but quite a few Anansi and Groundwood books have recently been nominated for a number of significant awards. Please indulge us as we celebrate for a moment.

*pops bubbly*

*slices cake*

Keep reading for the full list!


Orange Prize for Fiction

Island of Wings (Karin Altenberg), longlisted

The Blue Book (A.L. Kennedy, forthcoming Fall 2012), longlisted


CBC Bookie Awards (don’t forget to VOTE for the Bookies!)

The Sisters Brothers (Patrick deWitt), nominated

The Water Rat of Wanchai (Ian Hamilton), nominated


Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

The Emperor of Lies (Steve Sem-Sandberg), longlisted



Oyama Pink ShaleDorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Oyama Pink Shale (Sharon Thesen), shortlisted



Easy to LikeBMO Winterset Award

Easy to Like (Edward Riche), shortlisted




I'll Be WatchingSheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

I’ll Be Watching(Pamela Porter), shortlisted



Grandpa's GirlsChristie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

Grandpa’s Girls(written by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Kim LaFave), shortlisted



No Ordinary DayWhen Apples Grew NosesCanadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award: Shortlist

No Ordinary Day (Deborah Ellis)

When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew (written by Jan Andrews and illustrated by Dusan Petricic)

MigrantA Few BlocksAmelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award: Shortlist

Migrant (written by Maxine Trottier and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault)

A Few Blocks (Cybele Young)

Heartfelt congratulations to all the authors and illustrators!

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