Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that The Petting Zoos by K.S. Covert has been named the winner of the 2023 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in the Speculative Fiction category. Congratulations, Kim!
The Petting Zoos is set ten years after a pandemic wiped out a huge percentage of the population. In a virus-fearing world, skin hunger can drive you crazy — and human petting zoos can return you to yourself. Check out the interview between K.S. Covert and Michael Tamblyn on the Kobo in Conversation Podcast now.
With the Emerging Writer Prize, Rakuten Kobo endeavours to raise the profiles of debut authors by recognizing exceptional books written by first-time Canadian authors in three categories: Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction, and one of three types of genre fiction: Romance, Speculative Fiction, or Mystery. Learn more about the other award winners and finalists here.