Award Nods for June!

By Caitlin Press|Date: June 21, 2022

We’re thrilled to share that a number of our titles have made award and best-of lists this year. Check out these acclaimed reads!

The List of Last Chances by Christina Myers

➤ longlisted for the 2022 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour
➤ shortlisted for the 2022 Fred Kerner Award

“Decidedly relatable and witty, and deliciously escapist, this original novel of changing lanes, literally and metaphorically, charms and entertains from the very first page.”
“This highly readable novel is written with a warmth that’s often poignant and a humour that’s sometimes frank and always truthful.”
—Fred Kerner Award judges

The Fifth: A Love(s) Story by MP Boisvert, translated by Monica Meneghetti

➤ shortlisted for the ReLit Award

“The poly, queer experiences that The Fifth … explore[s]— determining family ties for oneself, creating relationship structures outside society’s ideals and navigating queer identity in 21st-century Quebec—are significant and invaluable representation.”
—EVENT Magazine

“[T]he family in this romantic polygon is solid…”
—The Globe and Mail

with/holding by Chantal Gibson

➤ longlisted for the 2022 Raymond Souster Award
➤ named as one of the best poetry books of 2021 by CBC Books

“Gibson scrutinizes the emptiness of language … [D]ark, resonant, and timely…”
—Quill & Quire

“Reading Chantal Gibson’s follow-up to her award-winning debut, ‘How She Read,’ is an uncomfortable experience — and it’s meant to be.” —The Toronto Star

Murders on the Skeena: True Crime in the Old Canadian West, 1884-1914 by Geoff Mynett

➤ finalist for the Jeanne Clarke Awards

“Not a Hollywood murder: move aside Deadwood and make room for BC’s wild north.”
—The BC Review

“It may be the first collection of short stories about B.C.’s wild west in which the author has done thorough research using not only historical documents from the government and newspaper clippings but has also source documents and accounts from a First Nation which is intertwined in the stories.”
—Vancouver is Awesome