Whistler Indepedent Book Awards
July 16th, 2021
Each year, the Whistler Independent Book Awards provide independently published authors with a unique opportunity to have their work recognized through a juried process.
Contest partners, the Canadian Authors Association and Vivalogue Publishing review and evaluate submitted books. This year, they shortlisted the following titles:
Valerie Dunsmore for Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit
Pamela McGarry for The Unsuitable Bride
Don McLellan for Ouch: 20 Stories
Elke Babicki for Identity: From Holocaust to Home
Fran Hurcomb for Breaking Trail: Northern Stories from a Simpler Time
Beth Kaplan for Loose Woman: My odyssey from lost to found
The fiction finalists will be judged by Ava Homa and Darcie Friesen Hossack. The non-fiction finalists will be judged by J.J. Lee and Eve Lazarus.
The winners will be announced during the Whistler Writers Festival, October 14–17.
Non-shortlisted titles were assessed and reviewed by Canadian Authors Association reviewers, so that every participating author will receive valuable, professional feedback on their submission. These authors will receive their evaluations by July 31, 2021.