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Hot Art shortlisted for 2012 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction

Hot Art shortlisted for 2012 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction

August 2012

D&M Publishers is delighted to announce that Joshua Knelman’s Hot Art has been shortlisted for the 2012 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction.

The $10,000 award, administered by Wilfrid Laurier University, encourages and recognizes Canadian writers for a first or second work of creative non-fiction that includes a Canadian locale and/or significance. Robyn Levy's memoir Most of Me published by Greystone was also shortlisted. The other competing title is Andrew Westoll’s The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary (Harper Collins).

Award juror and Laurier professor, Ute Lischke, said this year’s submissions were “extremely rich and varied.”

“Creative non-fiction, which is literary in form rather than purely journalistic, is becoming a very popular genre,” she said. “The jurors worked extremely hard, and in the end had to make a tough decision.”

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