PRISCILA UPPAL'S PROJECTIO​N SHORTLISTE​D FOR HILARY WESTON PRIZE

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PRISCILA UPPAL'S PROJECTIO​N SHORTLISTE​D FOR HILARY WESTON PRIZE

Posted on September 19 by Priscila Uppal
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Dundurn Press is proud to announce that Projection: Encounters with my Runaway Mother by Priscila Uppal has been shortlisted for the 2013 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Projection, a new memoir exploring Priscila’s bittersweet reunion with the mother who abandoned her as a child, was one of three front list titles that Dundurn acquired in its recent acquisition of Thomas Allen Publishers.

The finalists were announced at a ceremony this morning at the Loblaws store at Maple Leaf Gardens. The other shortlisted titles are Thomas King for The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (Doubleday Canada), J.B. MacKinnon for The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be (Random House Canada), Graeme Smith for The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan (Knopf Canada), and Andrew Steinmetz for This Great Escape: The Case of Michael Paryla (Biblioasis).

In March 2014, Toronto’s Factory Theatre will première 6 Essential Questions, a play based on Projection and adapted from the source material by the author. For details, please visit: http://www.factorytheatre.ca/201314-season/201314-subscription-season/

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Priscila Uppal

Priscila Uppal was an internationally acclaimed poet, prose writer, and playwright. A York University professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she was the author of Ontological Necessities and Cover Before Striking. Her memoir, Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize and a Governor General’s Award.