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2008 QWF Awards Shortlist Announced

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2008 QWF Awards Shortlist Announced

The Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF) Literary Awards shortlist was announced on October 16. Awards are given in six categories. The prizes will be awarded at the annual QWF Literary Awards gala on Wednesday November 19.

Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction ($2000)

Sponsored by Paragraphe Bookstore

  • Cockroach (House of Anansi Press) by Rawi Hage
  • Pardon Our Monsters (Véhicule Press) Andrew Hood
  • Chef (Véhicule Press) by Jaspreet Singh

McAuslan First Book Prize ($2000)

Sponsored by McAuslan Brewing Inc.

  • The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession (Doubleday Canada) by Adam Leith Gollner
  • Seven Openings of the Head (Conundrum Press) by Liane Keightley
  • Mother Superior (Freehand Books, imprint of Broadview Press) by Saleema Nawaz

A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry ($2000)

Sponsored by Jacques Nolin

  • Radius of Light (DC Books) by Joshua Auerbach
  • What if red ran out(Goose Lane Editions) by Katia Grubisic
  • Sympathy for the Couriers (Véhiclue Press) by Peter Richardson

Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction ($2000)

Sponsored by Champlain, Dawson, Heritage, John Abbott, and Vanier Colleges

  • The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession (Doubleday Canada) by Adam Leith Gollner
  • Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood(HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.) by Taras Grescoe
  • No Limits: The Amazing Life Story of Rhona and Rhoda Wurtele, Canada’s Olympian Skiing Pioneers (Twinski Publications) by Byron Rempel

Translation Prize ($2000)

  • Les artistes de la mémoire (XYZ éditeur), Hélène Rioux’s translation of The Memory Artists( Penguin Group Canada) by Jeffrey Moore
  • Big Bang (Les Allusifs), Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné’s translation of Bang Crunch (Knopf Canada) by Neil Smith
  • Parfum de poussière (Alto), Sophie Voillot’s translation of De Niro’s Game (House of Anansi Press) by Rawi Hage

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