Awards Fever at Dundurn

Awards Fever at Dundurn

Posted on October 1 by Kyle in Awards
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The temperatures outside may be dropping, but Dundurn Press is on fire with a myriad of award nominations and honours this season. Here are some recent highlights:

Tell it to the World: International Justice and the Secret Campaign to Hide Mass Murder in Kosovo by former war crimes prosecutor Eliott Behar has been shortlisted for the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Detailing the 15-year saga to unearth and prosecute a secret campaign to transport the bodies of murdered Kosovar Albanians, Tell it to the World provides a gripping behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague.


Red Jacket, the debut novel by award-winning poet Pamela Mordecai, was just recently shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, worth $25,000. Set in the fictionalized Caribbean island of St. Chris, the novel traces one girl’s journey of self-discovery as she endeavours to discover why she looks different from the rest of her family. Look for Pamela Mordecai later this month at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto. 


Fields of Exile by Jewish scholar and writer Nora Gold has been awarded the prestigious Canadian Jewish Literary Award in the Fiction Category. The awards, which annually celebrate literature and culture that “helps keep the Jewish community in Canada strong and vibrant,” will be handed out on Oct. 18th at a special ceremony at York University.


A Time Such as There Never Was Before: Canada After the Great War by noted historian Alan Bowker is a finalist for the Ottawa Book Award in the English nonfiction category. Exploring the promise, tumult, and social upheaval in Canada during the difficult years immediately following the First World War, the book carefully documents the struggle of a young nation yearning to define itself. Winners of the $7500 award will be announced on October 21st.


And finally, we’re thrilled to announce that four of our middle-grade titles ─ In Search of Sam by Kristen Butcher, Paint by Jennifer Dance, Since You’ve Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne, and Something Wiki by Suzanne Sutherland ─ have been included in the Fall 2015 edition of the Canadian Children's Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids and Teens.

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