Splitting out the awards news today so I can brag a little extra about some friends and students and students who are friends.
- The Governor General’s Award finalists include two students from my Walk the Line Poetry courses (Michelle Good and Donna Kane) as well as Canisia Lubrin who you all know I follow like an apostle;
- But wait, there’s more… Michelle Good’s Five Little Indians has been on a crash course for the stars, with a Giller longlisting, the GG, an Indigenous Voices Award shortlisting and …;
- The Amazon First Novel Award shortlist… What a year for this brave and unflinching work, and what a year for Michelle, who deserves all good things;
- Stephen Leacock Medal shortlist includes Thomas King’s hilarious Indians On Vacation;
- More translate award news (ganked from The Lit Saloon);
- The Locus Awards for my spec readers;