Award News: 2014 Forest of Reading

Award News: 2014 Forest of Reading

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Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that a number of its YA titles have been nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading awards. Kim Thompson’s Eldritch Manor has been shortlisted for the Silver Birch award, and Philippa Dowding’s Gargoyle at the Gates has been shortlisted for the Silver Birch Express award. The Secret of the Blue Trunk by Lise Dion and Hold the Oxo! by Marion Fargey Brooker have both been shortlisted for the White Pine Nonfiction award. And, finally, David Poulsen’s Old Man has been shortlisted for the White Pine Fiction award. Congratulations to all of our nominees! Winners will be announced in April.

Lise Dion

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Lise Dion

Lise Dion is one of Quebec's best-loved humorists. Over the years she has written countless scripts and appeared many times on television as a dramatic actress. The Secret of the Blue Trunk, a bestseller in Quebec, was her first book, and will be made into a movie.

Philippa Dowding

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Philippa Dowding

Philippa Dowding is an award-winning children’s author, a poet, and a copywriter. Her many literary nominations include the Silver Birch Express, Red Cedar, and Red Maple awards. She lives in Toronto.

David A. Poulsen

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014
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David A. Poulsen

David A. Poulsen has been a broadcaster, teacher, football coach, and — most of all — a writer. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including the first three books in the Cullen and Cobb Mystery series. He lives on a ranch in the Alberta foothills near Calgary.

Kim Thompson

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Kim Thompson

Kim Thompson is a filmmaker and television writer who has written scripts for many well-known children’s cartoons. She lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.