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 1
R.L. Prendergast for The Confessions of Socrates
Farida Somjee for The Beggar’s Dance
The non-fiction finalists are:
Monique Layton for Notes from Elsewhere: Travel and Other Matters
Patricia Sandberg for Sun Dogs and Yellowcake: Gunnar Mines—A Canadian Story
Paul Shore for Uncorked: My Year in Provence
The winner in each category will be jointly selected by two judges, each of whom are accomplished authors. Judging the fiction category are Gail Anderson-Dargatz and Darcie Friesen Hossack. The non-fiction selection will be made by J.J. Lee and Susan Oakey-Baker.
Finalists were selected by members of the Canadian Authors Association (Metro Vancouver) based on four criteria:
- Word Choice/Sentence Fluency
The judges were impressed with both the quality and variety of the submissions. The other shortlisted titles were:
- James Legge and the Chinese Classics by Marilyn Bowman
- Tales of the Modern Nomad by John Early
- Becoming Silver Girl by Larissa Fleurette
- Spoonful Chronicles by Elen Ghulam
- The Fourth Wall by Emma L.R. Hogg
- Thirst by Katherine Prairie
- Spirals by John Pringle
Winners will be announced at the 16th Whistler Writers Festival, 12-15 October.