Is This Your First War

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Wow, it’s Hallo-week already, and tomorrow the streets will be filled with ghosts and goblins galore. There’s nothing spooky about our media highlights though, so take a break from carving pumpkins and practicing your zombie walk to hear about what our authors have been up to this week!

Chances are high that you heard, saw, or read about a Dundurn author this week—they were everywhere! So let’s jump right into our weekly highlights, starting with the exciting news that Is This Your First War? Travels Through the Post-9/11 Islamic World won the Ottawa Book Award for Non-Fiction on Tuesday.
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Leading journalist Michael Petrou has been shortlisted for the Ottawa Book Award in the non-fiction category for his book, Is This Your First War? Travels Through the Post-9/11 Islamic World. Petrou was nominated alongside Donna Naughton, Robert Sibley, Jefferey Simpson, and Lane Tanguay. The award is presented by the City of Ottawa to the best English and French language books written each year by an Ottawa-based author.