Wednesday, October 7, 2009

God of Missed Connections Nominated for the Kobzar Literary Award!

Holy Crow. God of Missed Connections (Nightwood Editions, 2009) has been nominated for the Shevchenko Foundation's $25,000 Kobzar Literary Award. The Kobzar Award is a biennial award recognizing outstanding contributions to Canadian literary arts through presentation of a Ukrainian Canadian theme with literary merit. I'm thrilled. Please Click here for more information about the award. 

The Other shortlisted titles are:  Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems by Randall Maggs (Brick Books); Redemption and Ritual: The Eastern-Rite Redemptorists of North America, 1906-2006 (Redeemer’s Voice Press); and Zo by Murray Andrew Pura (Windhover Marsh)

Award ceremony will take place on March 4, 2010 in Toronto.

Adjudicators:  Sandra Birdsell, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Kerri Sakamoto, Richard Scrimger