Monday 26 May 2008

An embarrassment of riches

Well, this isn’t exactly true. We’re not embarrassed at all about the fact that Andrew Hood's Pardon Our Monsters just won the 2007 Danuta Gleed Prize for Best First Short Fiction Collection. Andrew can now hunker down to write his novel. (The $10,000 purse doesn’t hurt either). This news comes on the heels of the announcement that Asa Boxer won the 2007 CAA Poetry Prize for The Mechanical Bird and that Mary Dalton’s Red Ledger was a finalist for Newfoundland & Labrador’s 2007 Heritage and History Book Award. It’s been a stellar month!

Monday 12 May 2008

Maisonneuve on fire

Vehicule Press would like to extend its congratulations to Signal Editions editor Carmine Starnino and his team at Maisonneuve who were nominated for seven National Magazine Awards, including the much-coveted Magazine of the Year. Winners will be announced June 6 at a gala held at the Carlu in Toronto.

For a taste of what you’ve find in the magazine, please check out the Maisonneuve website, which is updated weekly. We recommend you start with Clive Doucet's "Wish You Were Here" -- a unique and fascinating piece on Cuba and its fundamental importance to what Doucet calls the "global provisioning system."