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Alumni Nominations for the International Dublin Literary Award Longlist

Alumni Nominations for the International Dublin Literary Award Longlist

MFA alumni Anosh Irani and Katherena Vermette  as well as BFA alumna Jen Sookfong Lee have been nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award 2018. Anosh has been nominated for her book The Parcel, Katherena for The Break and Jen for The Conjoined. All books were previously nominated for other awards. The International Dublin Literary award is the world’s most valuable annual […]

Marcus Youssef wins Siminovitch Prize

Congratulations to Marcus Youssef, MFA alumnus, who is the winner of the 2017 $100,000 Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s richest and most prestigious theatre award. The award includes a protégé element: each year’s winner chooses another artist to receive $25,000 of the total prize. Marcus selected theatre artist Christine Quintana (UBC Theatre BFA alumna) to share in his award. […]

‘Protect your voice’- An Interview with Carleigh Baker, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Nominee

‘Protect your voice’- An Interview with Carleigh Baker, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Nominee

Carleigh Baker is a Cree-Metis/ Icelandic writer who lives as a guest on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Her work has appeared in Best Canadian Essays, PRISM International, Matrix, and The Journey Prize Anthology. She also writes reviews for the Globe and Mail, the Literary Review of Canada, and the Malahat Review. Baker is an […]

Alumna Oana Avasilichioaei Wins Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Alumna Oana Avasilichioaei Wins Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

We congratulate alumna Oana Avasilichioaei for winning her first Governor General’s Literary Award in 2017 with her translation Readopolis (Lectodôme, by Bertrand Laverdure). You can read the details here. The Prize recognizes Canada’s best English and French books in 7 categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Young People’s Literature – Text, Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books and […]