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Adventures in Solitude Shortlisted for National Award
Posted: Monday, August 29, 2011 at 3:34pm
Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear at a Nude Potluck by Grant Lawrence is one of three Canadian books shortlisted for the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction. Worth $10,000, The Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction is open to books of creative non-fiction published in the previous calendar year (i.e. books published during the 2010 calendar year are eligible for the 2011 award; books published during the 2011 calendar year are eligible for the 2012 award). To qualify, an entry:
- must be the writer's first or second published book of any type or genre,
- must have a Canadian locale and/or significance,
- should be distinguished by first-hand research, well-crafted interpretive writing, the writer's personal discovery or experience, and creative use of language or approach to the subject matter.
Previous winners are not eligible, and the judges reserve the right to grant or withhold the award in any year. Previous winners include Charlotte Gray, Wayson Choy and Elizabeth Hay. Previous Harbour winners include Susan Mayse for Ginger and Alison Watt for Last Island. The winner will be announced on September 7, 2011.