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  • WIBA Book Prize Finalists Announced


    Whistler Independent Book Prize – Manuscript Competition

    All the entries for the first Whistler Independent Book Prize for unpublished manuscripts by Canadian authors have now been assessed. There was a fascinating range of submissions from all across the country, and selecting the three finalists was a challenge for the evaluation committee.

    Whistler Independent Book Prize Finalists:

    • Amber Cowie, Rapid Falls (fiction)
    • Louis Druehl, The Kawai Scrolls (fiction)
    • Paul Suter, Formerly Known as Paul (non-fiction)

    Two excellent submissions deserve recognition and so the Tidewater Evaluation Committee has decided to award Honourable Mentions to:

    • Jolyon Hallows, A Parkinson’s Life: And a Caregiver’s Roadmap (non-fiction)
    • John Hurst, The Armature Winder’s Daughter (non-fiction)

    Honourable Mentions will receive a comprehensive publishing assessment of their complete manuscript with substantive editing proposals and core copy-editing suggestions (value $800).

    The complete manuscripts for the three finalists will be judged  by previous WIBA award winners Byrna Barclay and Miji Campbell. The winner will be announced on April 22.

    The winner will receive a full publishing package, including design, editing and printing, with a book launch at the Whistler Writers Festival, Oct 12-15.

    Whistler Independent Book Awards 2017

    Canadian self-published authors are invited to submit their independently published fiction and non-fiction books for the 2017 WIBAs. Finalists and winners receive a valuable prize package including a cash award. Full details here.