Congratulations to faculty member Maggie de Vries, winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize at this year’s BC Book Prizes for her Young Adult novel Rabbit Ears. This prize celebrates the best book for children and young adults published in BC in 2014. More about the book.
Congratulations to MFA student C.C. Humphreys, whose novel Plague is a finalist for the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for best novel. Bestowed annually by the Crime Writers of Canada, these awards recognize the best in Canadian crime writing from the last year.
We’re pleased to announce the third annual HarperCollinsCanada/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction. This prize, a collaboration between UBC Creative Writing, HarperCollinsCanada and the Cooke Agency, offers agency representation and a publishing contract to the winning novel. It is open to all UBC Creative Writing students and alumni.
Our inaugural year in 2013 culminated in an impressive shortlist. The 2013 winner, Karim Alrawi, will be publishing his novel Book of Sands with HarperCollins this fall. In 2014, there was an exciting group of submissions, increasing in number from the previous year, and the winner, Chelsea Bolan, will publish her novel In the Place of Silence in 2016.