Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Three Canadian Novels in the Running for the Commonwealth Book Prize

Joanne Skibsrud at the 2011 EWF
(Photo: Andy E. Williams)

"Johanna Skibsrud's Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel The Sentimentalists is one of three Canadian titles on the short list for this year's Commonwealth Book Prize. The others are The Town that Drowned by Riel Nason of Quispamsis, N.B., and Dancing Lessons from Jamaican-born, Toronto-based Olive Senior. Skibsrud, who grew up in Pictou County, N.S., won the Giller for The Sentimentalists in November 2010. At 30, she was the youngest recipient ever for the $50,000 honour."

Joanne Skibrud read from her award-winning novel The Sentimentalist at the 2011 Elora Writers' Festival. Join us this year ( Sunday, May 27) for another afternoon of readings by award-winning Canadian authors.

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