Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Marta Chudolinska Named a Finalist for the Doug Wright Award

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Marta Chudolinska Named a Finalist for the Doug Wright Award

Marta Chudolinska is one of five finalists for the Best Book category of the Doug Wright Awards for her graphic novel, Back + Forth (The Porcupine's Quill). In a Ten Questions interview with Open Book last fall, Chudolinska described her book as "...the story of a young woman coming to terms with her place in the world, her sexuality and her self. The story follows the character through her daily grind in Vancouver. She falls asleep on the bus and wakes up to find herself on the Toronto subway….. Throughout the book she wakes up back and forth between these two places and two separate lives."

Also nominated for Best Book are Seth (George Sprott: (1894-1975), Drawn and Quarterly), Marc Bell (Hot Potatoe. Drawn and Quarterly), Diane Obomsawin (Kaspar, Drawn and Quarterly) and Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Red: A Haida Manga, Douglas and McIntyre). In addition to the Best Book category, awards are given for Best Emerging Talent and the Pigskin Peters Award. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 8 at the Toronto Reference Library's Bram & Bluma Appel Salon.

For the full list of nominees, please go to the Doug Wright Award website.

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