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Arno Kopecky Wins Special Jury Mention at the 2014 Banff Mountain Book Competition

Arno Kopecky Wins Special Jury Mention at the 2014 Banff Mountain Book Competition

October 2014

Arno Kopecky, author of The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway, has won the Special Jury Mention at the 2014 Banff Mountain Book Competition. The Banff Centre revealed Kopecky's win on october 29, before the launch of the annual Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival celebrating mountain literature and film.

The announcement comes just days after Kopecky's book was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction, and seven weeks after Kopecky was named recipient of the 2014 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. Kopecky was also longlisted for the 2014 Banff Mountain Book Competition award for Adventure Travel.

Arno Kopecky is a journalist and travel writer whose dispatches have appeared in The Walrus, Foreign Policy, The Globe and Mail, The Tyee and Kenya's Daily Nation. He has covered civil uprisings in Mexico, cyclones in Burma, Zimbabwe's thirty-year dictatorship and election violence in Kenya. He is the author of The Devil's Cuve, which was shortlisted for the Canadian Science Writers' Association's Outstanding Book Award. He lives in Squamish, B.C.

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