Getting your big break as a writer

Gail Anderson-Dargatz

The recent New West Festival of Words opened with a panel discussion featuring Gail Anderson-Dargatz and JJ Lee, both judges for this year’s Whistler Independent Book Awards. At the event, … Read More

Publishing News Highlights

E-books: stupid or not? Stupid, according to Chief Executive of Hatchette Livre Arnaud Nourry, who expressed concern with the current state of e-books, stating that “there is no creativity” involved … Read More

Whistler Independent Book Awards 2018 Now Open

Whistler Independent Book Awards

The prestigious literary award recognizing excellence in Canadian independent publishing returns for a third year. The Whistler Independent Book Awards (WIBAs) are open to Canadian authors or permanent residents who … Read More

WIBA 2017 Winners Announced

Stella Harvey, Farida Somjee and Paul Shore

Whistler Writers Festival Director Stella Harvey with WIBA 2017 winners Farida Somjee (fiction) and Paul Shore (non-fiction) The winners of the Whistler Independent Book Awards 2017 were announced on Friday … Read More

WIBA 2017 Finalists Announced

WIBA Finalist Badge

Finalists for the 2017 WIBAs in Fiction and Non-fiction were announced today by Vivalogue Publishing. The fiction finalists are: Annie Daylon for Of Sea and Seed: The Kerrigan Chronicles, Book … Read More

WIBA 2017 Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the second annual Whistler Independent Book Awards was announced today by the WIBA evaluation committee. Nominated for the 2017 fiction award are: Annie Daylon for Of Sea … Read More