As 2015 kicks off and we look forward to spring and the coming of the Words on the Water festival, we thought it a worthwhile moment to reflect on some notable 2014 milestones for two of our upcoming authors, Kathleen Winter and Steven Galloway. These end of the year reflections have our committee feeling excited for the literary delights to come one cold and foggy Friday evening in the not too distant future.
Kathleen Winter’s book Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage made Quill and Quire’s list of Top Book of the Year. As one of only fifteen books to appear on the list, the editor writes:
Also worth celebrating is the accomplishments of Steven Gallaway for his most recent work, The Confabulist. Galloway is also the author of Finnie Walsh, Ascension, and The Cellist of Sarajevo. The Confabulist saw Galloway as a top finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. The jury wrote:
Undoubtably, the mystery that is the Words on the Water festival will evoke some prize-winning moments of its own. Be sure to purchase Early Bird tickets online through our website while still available.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.