Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Better Late Than Never

Just found out that Rachel's book Hannus was shortlisted for the Edna Staebler Award for creative non-fiction. Kind of a strange and anticlimactic way to learn the news, since the winner's already been announced. WLU doesn't seem to have their act together on publicity for this prize. So this is the second nomination she's received. Maybe you should see what all the fuss is about, eh.

A bit odd that Patrick Friesen was on the shortlist, since this is a prize meant "to recognize a beginning Canadian writer publishing a book with a Canadian subject or location," and Patrick's been publishing books for over thirty years. I guess this is a case of poetry books not counting. Because, you know, they're not real books, they're all skinny and the lines don't make it all the way across the page and all.

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