Talon tales’ spin
November 06th, 2014
Two Talonbooks titles have been shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Translation: And Slowly Beauty by Michel Nadeau ($17.95, about it translated by Maureen Labonté); and Christina, The Girl King by Michel Marc Bouchard ($16.95, clinic translated by Linda Gaboriau). Meanwhile Talon author Bev Sellars has received third prize in this year’s Burt Awards for Aboriginal Literature for her memoir They Called Me Number One ($19.95). “We now face a happy dilemma,” says publisher Kevin Williams, “How to fit all three prize stickers on the book cover?” Sellars won the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness and was also a finalist for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. See CBC.ca for the full shortlist. Winners will be announced on November 18, 2014.