Congratulations to Winnipeg writer, Danishka Esterhazy, winner of the UBC Creative Writing Award at this year’s Vancouver International Women’s Film Festival for her screenplay Jagged Winter. Several UBC Creative Writing students and alumni placed in this contest as well as the ‘From our Dark Side’ writing competition.
Congratulations to the UBC faculty and alumni on the BC Book Prize Shortlist! Aislinn Hunter (MFA Alumnus) is shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for her novel The World Before Us. Faculty member Kevin Chong is shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Nonfiction Prize for his book Northern Dancer: The Legendary Horse That Inspired a Nation. Kayla Czaga (MFA Alumnus) is shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for her book For Your Safety Please Hold On. Maggie De Vries is shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize for her book Rabbit Ears.
Faculty member Andreas Schroeder is one of the 25 authors currently included in the Vancouver Public Library’s VANCOUVER’S LITERARY LANDMARKS project. For this literary map, large colorful plaques have been fastened to lamp standards nearest the houses in which some of Vancouver’s more prominent writers authored some of their best-known books. A website (vpl.ca/literarylandmark) highlights the locations of these landmarks, and provides more details about the authors and their books.