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Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel in the 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing

Shortlisted for Best Crime Novel in the 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing

April 2018

Congratulations are in order for Vancouver author John MacLachlan Gray, whose novel, The White Angel (Douglas & McIntyre, $29.95), has just been shortlisted for Best Crime Novel in the 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing.

The Arthur Ellis Awards are presented annually by the Crime Writers of Canada to recognize the best in mystery, crime, and suspense writing in fiction and non-fiction by Canadian writers.

The White Angel is based on the unsolved murder of Janet Smith, a Scottish nanny who was found dead in her employer's posh Vancouver mansion on July 26, 1924. A dubious investigation led to the even more dubious conclusion that she died by suicide, but after a public outcry the case was re-examined—it was determined that Smith had been murdered. No one was ever convicted, though suspects abounded, from an infatuated Chinese houseboy to a drug-smuggling ring, devil-worshippers from the United States, and even the Prince of Wales. For Vancouver, the killing created a situation analogous to lifting a large flat rock to expose the creatures hiding underneath.

John MacLachlan Gray is a multi-talented artist. As a playwright, composer and theatre director, he has created many acclaimed productions, most notably Billy Bishop Goes to War (1978), which won the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama, was produced on- and off-Broadway, and was released as a feature film in 2011. He received his MA from the University of British Columbia. As a writer, Gray has authored several books, fiction and non-fiction, including a series of mystery-thrillers: A Gift For The Little Master (Random House, 2000), The Fiend in Human (St. Martins/Random House, 2004), White Stone Day (Minotaur Books, 2005) and Not Quite Dead (Minotaur Books, 2007). Gray is an Officer of the Order of Canada. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

Other finalists for Best Crime Novel include Gail Bowen, for The Winners’ Circle (McClelland & Stewart); Robyn Harding, for The Party (Gallery/Scout Press); Peter Robinson, for Sleeping in the Ground (McClelland & Stewart); and Rio Youers, for The Forgotten Girl (St. Martin’s Press). The winners of the Arthur Ellis Awards will be announced on May 24 in Toronto.

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Island of the Blue Foxes shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Awards - Wilfred Eggleston Award for NonFiction

Island of the Blue Foxes shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Awards - Wilfred Eggleston Award for NonFiction

April 2018

Island of the Blue Foxes shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Awards - Wilfred Eggleston Award for NonFiction

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Dirty Windshields Shortlisted for Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award

Dirty Windshields Shortlisted for Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award

March 2018

Congratulations to Grant Lawrence, whose book, Dirty Windshields, has been shortlisted for the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award in the Adult Non-Fiction Performing Arts & Music category

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The World's Most Travelled Man Shortlisted for the Foreword Indies Best Book of the Year Award in the Adult Non-Fiction Travel category

The World's Most Travelled Man Shortlisted for the Foreword Indies Best Book of the Year Award in the Adult Non-Fiction Travel category

March 2018

The World's Most Travelled Man Shortlisted for the Foreword Indies Best Book of the Year Award in the Adult Non-Fiction Travel category

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Shortlisted for the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award in the Adult Non-Fiction Cooking category

Shortlisted for the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award in the Adult Non-Fiction Cooking category

March 2018

Shortlisted for the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award in the Adult Non-Fiction Cooking category

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Spindrift Shortlisted for BC Book Prizes!

Spindrift Shortlisted for BC Book Prizes!

March 2018

Congratulations to our authors who have been shortlisted for the BC Book Prizes Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award! Anita Hadley and Michael L. Hadley have been nominated for Spindrift: A Canadian Book of the Sea and Grant Lawrence for his book, Dirty Windshields.

The Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award is presented to the originating publisher and author(s) of the best book in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production, and content

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Dirty Windshields Shortlisted for BC Book Prizes!

Dirty Windshields Shortlisted for BC Book Prizes!

March 2018

Congratulations to our authors who have been shortlisted for the BC Book Prizes Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award! Anita Hadley and Michael L. Hadley have been nominated for Spindrift: A Canadian Book of the Sea and Grant Lawrence for his book, Dirty Windshields.

The Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award is presented to the originating publisher and author(s) of the best book in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production, and content

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2016 Foreword INDIES Silver in the Home & Garden Category

2016 Foreword INDIES Silver in the Home & Garden Category

June 2017

Victory Gardens For Bees awarded Silver in the 2016 Foreword INDIES in the Home & Garden category

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Shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour

Shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour

May 2017

Take Us to Your Chief: And Other Stories, Drew Hayden Taylor’s collection of Indigenous science fiction stories, is one of the three finalists for the 2017 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.

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Winner of the 2017 George Ryga Award

Winner of the 2017 George Ryga Award

May 2017

Wade Davis receives the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature for Wade Davis: Photographs

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