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Perfect Pair: New Alison Lohans’ picture book a two-time nominee

Last fall, Alison Lohans quietly self-published the picture book Leaving Mr. Humphries. Now, the book is poised to receive a whole lot more attention: it’s been nominated for a 2014 High Plains Book Award in the children’s literature category. We … Continue reading

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Pop goes the word: Teri Vlassopoulos nominated for Lit POP Award for fiction!

For many Canadians, the long weekend was the best thing about last week, but for Teri Vlassopoulos, we’re sure an award nomination trumps even a holiday! Vlassopoulos’ “Living Expenses”–a story about a young woman navigating the ups and down of … Continue reading

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Scarsbrook’s good “Fortune”: New poem nominated for Winston Collins/Descant Prize

Richard Scarsbrook–author of a number of popular young adult novels, including the White Pine Award-winning The Monkeyface Chronicles (Thistledown 2010)–is branching out. Following the announcement that his first poetry collection, Outtakes, will be published by Turnstone Press later this year … Continue reading

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Alison Lohans: woman of distinction

Congratulations to Alison Lohans, HSW Literary Agency’s own Jacqui Shumiatcher Woman of Distinction Award-winner! Presented by the Regina, Saskatchewan YWCA, this latest accolade recognizes Alison’s contributions to the arts and to writing in particular. Alison is the author of twenty-four books for children … Continue reading

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YA author Scarsbrook crosses over

Noted young adult author Richard Scarsbrook is making a name for himself with readers of adult fiction. The White Pine Award-winner has just been named to the long list for the Vanderbilt-Exile $5,000 Short Fiction Award for “The Statistician,” a short-story adaptation of … Continue reading

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MENNONITES DON’T DANCE selected for Hamilton Reads

What better way to encourage Hamilton, Ontario residents to participate in this year’s GritLit literary festival than a city-wide version of the CBC literary competition, Canada Reads? And what better books to read than those shortlisted for the 2012 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award, including Darcie Friesen … Continue reading

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Richard Scarsbrook to host 2012 White Pine Awards

His 2011 White Pine Award-win for The Monkeyface Chronicles (Thistledown Press 2010) is keeping author Richard Scarsbrook happily busy even a year later. He’s currently gearing up to host–with his characteristic energy and humour, no doubt–the 2012 White Pine Awards … Continue reading

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Alison Lohans’ PICTURING ALYSSA a double-nominee!

Alison Lohans‘ young adult novel Picturing Alyssa (Dundurn Press 2011) has been shortlisted for two 2011 Saskatchewan Book Awards! Nominated for the Children’s Literature Award and the Regina Book Award, Picturing Alyssa follows young Alyssa Dixon as she steps back in time … Continue reading

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MENNONITES DON’T DANCE nominated for OLA Evergreen Award

The HSW Literary Agency is thrilled to announce that Darcie Friesen Hossack‘s Commonwealth Prize- and Danuta Gleed Literary Award-nominated collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance (Thistledown Press 2010), has been shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA’S) 2012 Evergreen Award! The Evergreen, which … Continue reading

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Novella recognized by Miami University

Erika Rummel, honoured by Random House of Canada with a 2011 Student Award in Writing, has another accolade to add to her literary CV: a new novella, Unspeakable, was a runner up in the Miami University Press Novella Contest. Congratulations, … Continue reading

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