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    WIBA 2018 Shortlist Announced

    The entries for this year’s Whistler Independent Book Awards were of a high standard, their quality reflecting the professionalism of Canadian self-published authors. The competition in the fiction category was particularly strong, and selecting the nominees was a challenge for the evaluation committee. Our congratulations to the authors whose books have been shortlisted for the 2018 Whistler Independent Book Awards.

    Whistler Independent Book Awards 2018

    Shortlist for the 2018 WIBAs in Fiction and Non-fiction

    The fiction nominees are:

    T.G. Brown for Harvest 
    Norm Cuddy for Return of the Jaguar
    Laurel Deedrick-Mayne for A Wake for the Dreamland
    Jane Doucet for The Pregnant Pause 
    Barry Grills for Roadkill
    Emma L.R. Hogg for Winona Rising
    Andrew Lafleche for A Pardonable Offence
    Mike Sadava for The Project

    The non-fiction nominees are:

    Rod Baker for Constant Traveller R801168
    Mark Cote for That Lucky Old Son
    Patricia Hetherington for Under the Covers
    Andrew Lafleche for No Diplomacy
    Louise Szabo, Barbara Brown, Jan Jacobson & Wendy Quarry for
    Travel Dreams and Nightmares
    Toko-pa Turner for Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home

    Whistler Writers Festival

    Finalists judges:

    • Gail Anderson-Dargatz
    • Darcie Friesen Hossack
    • J.J. Lee
    • Susan Oakey-Baker

    The shortlisted nominees will be judged by Canadian Authors-Metro Vancouver members and the finalists will be announced July 16, 2018.

    Every book submitted was professionally read and reviewed. Authors not shortlisted will receive their evaluations by June 18, 2018. Evaluations were done by Vivalogue Publishing.

    The Whistler Independent Book Awards provide independently published authors with a unique opportunity to have their work recognized through a juried process.

    Winners will be announced at the 17th Whistler Writers Festival, 11-14 October, 2018.