Two Calgary writers and an artist are in the running for prestigious literary prizes.
Naomi K. Lewis has been shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award in the nonfiction category for Tiny Lights for Travellers, a memoir that finds her retracing her grandfather’s escape from Nazi-occupied Netherlands while exploring her own identity. Dan Werb’s City of Omens: Search for the Missing Women of the Borderlands, Alan Walker’s Fryderyk Chopin: Life and Times, Brian Harvey’s Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father and To The River: Losing My Brother have been nominated in the same category.
King Mouse, a book by Toronto author Cary Fagen and Calgary artist Dena Seiferling, is shortlisted in the young people’s literature-illustrated book category.
Winners will be announced Oct. 29.
Sharon Butala’s Season of Fury and Wonder, a short-story collection about aging and family, has been shortlisted for the $50,000 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, an award for Canadian fiction. She faces Andre Alexis’ Days By Moonlight, Michael Crummey’s The Innocents, Tea Mutonji’s Shut Up You’re Pretty and Alix Ohlin’s Dual Citizens. The winner will be announced Nov. 5.