Thursday, April 19, 2012

From the Charter to Confederation: Prize Watch

My novel, TO THE EDGE OF THE SEA set during the confederation conferences of 1864 with John A Macdonald and Mercy Ann Coles, the daughter of PEI delegate George Coles, has been shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award.

The big Saskatchewan Book Awards Gala is in Regina on Saturday April 28. If you’re planning to be in or around Regina come out and celebrate – and if you read this history blog come say hello.

Mark Abley, of The Prodigal Tongue: Dispatches from the Future of English, among many other books, will be the guest speaker on – “Stop Tweeting; Start Reading” (interesting title as I write a blog post).

[And as a favour if any of you review books for the Grade 12 Curriculum across Canada I’d love to hear from you. Canadian history and confederation are part of grade 12 history and as much of the content in the book is based on actual history it seems a good fit.]

Update, May 1:  She won! Best first book.  Congratulations, Anne
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