2012 Alberta Readers Choice Award
The Alberta Readers Choice Award is back for 2012 as once again five books will compete for your vote to be your choice as the best Alberta book of the past year. The voting began on May 1 and continues until May 31. One of the five books will win a $10,000 prize to be announced on June 9.
Here is a set of interviews with each writer and Russell Bowers.
Fall From Grace is a mystery novel featuring amateur detective, Leo Desroches. The book is described as a "fast-paced, enthralling story" of a man who had everything, lost it all, and tries to get it back. Leo is a flawed character dealing with issues of his own.
Lynn's book The Antagonist was nominated for the Giller Prize in 2011 and the accolades just keep coming in. The book follows the life of Rank, a goon, it seems, in many parts of his life. However, a tragedy alters Rank's life and he questions if he's a product of his choices or his conditioning.
Freddy's War is the first fiction book for Judy following ten other books on the subjects of travel and food. Her novel follows a young WWII soldier who becomes a prisoner of war and on returning to his home life, five years later, he struggles to catch up to a world leaving him behind.
Tim is an award-winning author of 3 novels and 10 poetry collections. In the Suicide's Library is a compelling story of his search for the life and legacy of Weldon Kees, an American poet, painter and film-maker who disappeared in 1955. widely believed to have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. So, following a chance find in a used book, it leads Bowling through the U.S. literature of the 1940's and 50's.
Dawn is an award-winning playwright and comedian who has taken her experiences growing up on First Nations Reserve and brought them to the page. Nobody Cries at Bingo is a series of short memoirs painting a vibrant and funny portrait of the experiences that connect so many of us, regardless of ethnic or social background.
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