This award is to support the writing of a memoir about the war in Ukraine and Mierau’s family connections there, drawing on his extended visit to the country in 2016. You can read the Manitoba Arts Council’s announcement in April, 2017, on their site here. To read an interview with Mierau about the project, go here. […]
Author Archives: Maurice Mierau
Wednesday night March 2nd qualified as a big moment for me and my family, as I won the 2016 Kobzar Award for my memoir, Detachment. Many, many thanks are in order, including to all the people who put this incredible event and award together, especially Dr. Christine Turkewych, and to the jury, represented on Wednesday by […]
Yesterday I got a chance to be interviewed by CBC Radio’s Ismaila Alfa about Autobiographical Fictions, my new book of poems. You can listen to the whole interview right here.
As a proud Ukrainian-Canadian, I am delighted to be on this short-list along with four other fine writers. From the Kobzar Literary Award press release:
This last Saturday evening, April 25, I won the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction at the Manitoba Book Awards. I didn’t expect to win, and became a bit incoherent from excitement and an overheated room.
Detachment has had a terrific reception from Canadian national and local media in its first two months or so. Links follow: