The fiction finalists are:
The non-fiction finalists are:
Mark Cote for That Lucky Old Son
Louise Szabo, Barbara Brown, Jan Jacobson & Wendy Quarry for
Travel Dreams and Nightmares – Four Women Explore the World
Toko-pa Turner for Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home
The judges were impressed with both the quality and variety of submissions received from across the country. Particularly stiff competition in the fiction category led to the nomination of four titles, a first for the awards.
Winners will be announced at the 17th Whistler Writers Festival, 11-14 October.