WHISTLER INDEPENDENT BOOK AWARDS

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Recognizing excellence in Canadian independent publishing

Prizes for fiction, literary non-fiction and crime fiction self-published books
Finalists will be announced July 18, 2016

 



FICTION NOMINEES

Alexander, Mark – Danny, What Are You Doing?
Barclay, Byrna – The House of the White Elephant
Barker, Donna – Mother Teresa’s Advice for Jilted Lovers
Bishop, Ev – Bigger Things
Cameron, Mark – Goodnight Sunshine
Curran, Kath – Before It Was Easy
Duffy, Ron – Crossed Lives
Gale, Shawn – The Stories That Make Us
Hislop, Laurel – Chitchat
Shepard, Caroline – Unlit Spaces

NON-FICTION NOMINEES

Bendall, Pamela Roy – What Was I Thinking? Adventures of a Woman Sailing Solo 
Campbell, Miji – Separation Anxiety: A Coming-of-Middle-Age Story
Clews, Graham – The Sound of Silence
Hill, Leslie – Dressed for Dancing: My Sojourn in the Findhorn Foundation
Layton, Monique – The New Arcadia: Tahiti’s Cursed Myth
Loney, Bretton – Rebel with a Cause: The Doc Nikaido Story
Service, Dawn – The Cabin: A Misanthropic Journal
Veldhuis, Oriole – For Elise: Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead
Williams, Megan – Our Interrupted Fairytale
Ziegler, Maggie – The Road to Keringet

CRIME FICTION NOMINEES

Bailey, D.F. – Bone Maker
Brown, T.G. – O’Henry
Donald, Ruth – Sundown on Top of the World
Fostaty, Gerry – Stage Business
Wong, S.G. – In for a Pound

POETRY NOMINEES

Barkley, Gloria – Water Window Mirror
Braun, Connie – Unspoken: An Inheritance of Words
Knight, Rosalind – Songs of Zambia
Sobat, Gail – How the Light Is Spent
Swede, George – Micro Haiku: Three to Nine Syllables
Woodland, Alan – Out of the Mist

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

To recognize the merit of several quality submissions, the committee has elected to award Honourable Mentions to self-published books of quality in all categories.
View the full list here.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

Established in 2016 to recognize excellence in Canadian independent publishing, the Whistler Independent Book Awards are offering prizes in four categories: fiction, non-fiction, crime fiction and poetry. There will be a single winner in each category, with two additional finalists.

AWARD SPONSORS

whistlerwriters-logThe Whistler Writing Society was founded in 2001 and became a non-profit organization in 2005. Our group includes over 150 members living in the Sea to Sky corridor. From its inception, the group has promoted the literary arts, provided a forum for local writers to develop their craft within the community, and sponsored events such as the Whistler Writers Festival, the Whistler Writer in Residence Program and the Author in Schools Program.

vl-logo-large-rgb Vivalogue Publishing was established in 2010 with branches in Canada and the United Kingdom. They have provided author services, including editing, design and production, to self-publishing authors. Vivalogue also provides publishing services for non-profits and groups to create fund- and awareness-raising books.

Award Supporters

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