Friday, 7 October 2011

2011 QWF Awards Shortlist

How cool is this? The QWF announcement went out this morning and Vehicule snagged three nominations. Congratulations to all the authors.

Asa Boxer's Skullduggery (Signal Editions) nominated for the A.M. Klein Award for Poetry.

"Boxer delights in the creative powers of language: he infuses life into every object, he explodes and implodes those objects, he creates alternate histories and secret lives for them, he imbues them with progeny. –ARC Poetry Magazine

Sample poem here.

Dimitri Nasrallah's Niko nominated for the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.

"Nasrallah possesses superb powers of description. With a few deft strokes, he delivers a character’s essence and motivations. His idiosyncratically scarred landscapes shimmer in exotic hues. "– Globe and Mail

Judith Cowan's Meridian Line (Signal Editions) nominated for Cole Foundation Prize for Translation.

"Cowan offers not only a dependable reproduction of the prior receuil but an autonomous creation which engages by the freshness of its diction and the ingenuity and resourcefulness of its metrics." -- Books in Canada

The winners of all of the book prizes will be announced at the annual QWF Literary Awards Gala at the Lion d’Or (1676 Ontario E.) on Tuesday, November 22 at 7 p.m.

Tickets to the QWF Gala are $15 ($10 for full-time students with ID) and will be available soon at the following bookstores: Argo Books, Babar en ville, Bibliophile, Clio Bookstore, Paragraphe Bookstore, and The Word. Tickets will also be available at the QWF office and at the door (space permitting). For ticket information, call (514) 933-0878.

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