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Arno Kopecky's 'Oil Man and the Sea' Shortlisted Twice More

Arno Kopecky's 'Oil Man and the Sea' Shortlisted Twice More

September 2014

Hot on the heels of his placement on the shortlist for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, Arno Kopecky's The Oil Man and the Sea ($26.95, Douglas & McIntyre) has been shortlisted for both the Edna Staebler Creative Non-Fiction Award and the Lane Anderson Award.

The Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction is awarded to a Canadian writer of a first or second book. It is the only award of its kind for the genre of creative non-fiction. Administered by Wilfrid Laurier University, the award is valued at $10, 000.

The other two books shortlisted for this prize are Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter: Growing Up with a Gay Dad (Knopf Canada) by Alison Wearing and The Memory of Water (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) by Allen Smutylo.

The winner of the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction will be announced in September 2014.

The Lane Anderson Award celebrates the achievements of science writing in Canada, in both adult and youth reading. It highlights authors able to connect their topics with the interests of the general readership. Winners in each category are awarded $10,000.

Shortlisted in the Adult category along with Kopecky are Manitoba Butterflies: A Field Guide (Turnstone Press) by Simone Hebert Allard and The Peace-Athabasca Delta: Portrait of a Dynamic Ecosystem (University of Alberta Press) by Kevin P. Timoney. The winner will be announced in September 2014.

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