Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce author Rowan McCandless has won the 2022 Manitoba Book Awards for the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book for her memoir, Persephone’s Children, published under our Rare Machines imprint. Congratulations Rowan!
Persephone’s Children chronicles Rowan McCandless’s odyssey as a Black, biracial woman after escaping the stranglehold of domestic abuse, and pushes the boundaries of traditional form through innovative storytelling.
The Manitoba Book Awards / Les Prix du livre du Manitoba celebrates excellence in Manitoba writing, publishing, book design and illustration.
Rowan McCandless is an award-winning author of fiction and creative non-fiction, and serves as the creative non-fiction editor for The Fiddlehead. She has been longlisted for the Journey Prize, won the Constance Rooke Creative Non-fiction Prize, and received gold for One of a Kind Storytelling at the National Magazine Awards. Rowan lives in Winnipeg.