Awards

Category: Awards

This morning Dundurn Press was pleased to learn that three of its crime writers were shortlisted for this year’s Arthur Ellis Awards, further concretizing its reputation for producing stellar Canadian crime and mystery writing and publishing groundbreaking new authors. The shortlist was announced yesterday evening in events across the country.

Dundurn is excited to announce that Diana Walsh’s harrowing memoir, Empty Cradle, was awarded the 2013 Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Non-fiction. The announcement was made in a ceremony last night at the Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre, with Dundurn president, Kirk Howard, and vice president, Beth Bruder, among those in attendance.

Dundurn is thrilled to announce that The Chinese in Toronto from 1878  by Arlene Chan and Laura Secord: Heroine of the War of 1812 by Peggy Dymond Leavey have both been nominated for the 2013 Speaker’s Book Award. Sponsored by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Speaker’s Book Award “recognizes works by Ontario authors reflecting the diverse culture and rich histo

Wow, it’s Hallo-week already, and tomorrow the streets will be filled with ghosts and goblins galore. There’s nothing spooky about our media highlights though, so take a break from carving pumpkins and practicing your zombie walk to hear about what our authors have been up to this week!

Chances are high that you heard, saw, or read about a Dundurn author this week—they were everywhere! So let’s jump right into our weekly highlights, starting with the exciting news that Is This Your First War? Travels Through the Post-9/11 Islamic World won the Ottawa Book Award for Non-Fiction on Tuesday.

After a little over a month as Dundurn's intern, I am realizing that there is never going to be a week where our authors and staff aren't busy, so I will refrain from saying it's been another busy week here from now on. Take it as a given! With that said, our weekly media highlights are gathered together once more, so take a moment and catch up on what we've been (very) busy with. 

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Once again it has been a busy week, with our authors receiving award nominations and getting some awesome media attention and our staff keeping busy both in the office and overseas at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Speaking of Frankfurt, check out our booth, doesn't it look great? That's our VP Beth Bruder between appointments, surrounded by Dundurn books and posters. Beth and our Director of Sales and Marketing, Margaret Bryant, are keeping very busy meeting with publishers, rights agents, and book sellers from around the world.  

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Leading journalist Michael Petrou has been shortlisted for the Ottawa Book Award in the non-fiction category for his book, Is This Your First War? Travels Through the Post-9/11 Islamic World. Petrou was nominated alongside Donna Naughton, Robert Sibley, Jefferey Simpson, and Lane Tanguay. The award is presented by the City of Ottawa to the best English and French language books written each year by an Ottawa-based author.

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More exciting awards news from Dundurn!

The fast-paced, YA novel Old Man, by author David A. Poulsen, has been nominated as a 2014 Popular Paperback Young Adults (PPYA), by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association. His book falls under the "Conflicted Life During Wartime" category.

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