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12 Sep, 2015

Detachment Shortlisted for the Kobzar Literary Award 2016, reading at IFOA

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:

(full release here)

Kobzar Literary Award 2016 Shortlisted Authors Featured at International Festival of Authors

The Kobzar Literary Award celebrates narratives that address Ukrainian Canadian themes.

Jury members are Karen Connelly, Tamas Dobozy and Shandi Mitchell.

The Kobzar Literary Award Shortlist 2016, in alphabetical order by author:

Buday, Grant, The Delusionist. Anvil Press; Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2014.

Martynowych, Orest, The Showman and the Ukrainian Cause: Folk Dance, Film and the Life of Vasile Avramenko. University of Manitoba Press; Winnipeg, MB, 2014.

Mierau, Maurice, Detachment: An Adoption Memoir. Freehand Books; Calgary, Alberta, 2014.

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk, Underground Soldier. Scholastic Canada Ltd., Toronto, 2014.

Zembrzycki, Stacey, According to Baba: A Collaborative Oral History of Sudbury’s Ukrainian Community. University of British Columbia Press; Vancouver, BC, 2014.

The Kobzar shortlisted authors will read from their works at the International Festival of Authors (IFOA), on Sunday October 25, 2 pm, at Harbourfront. See my Events page here for details.

About Kobzar Literary Award: Launched in 2003 by the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko, the biennial $25,000 Kobzar Award recognizes outstanding contributions to Canadian literary arts through presentation of a Ukrainian Canadian theme with literary merit. A winner will be announced at the award ceremony on March 3, 2016 at Palais Royale in Toronto.