Creative Nonfiction Collective’s Readers’ Choice Awards
Congratulations to Theresa Kishkan, winner of the inaugural CNFC Readers’ Choice Award.
The press release appears below:
Theresa Kishkan wins first annual CNFC Readers’ Choice Award
April 30, 2009
The Creative Nonfiction Collective (CNFC) announced the winner of its Readers’ Choice Award at a ceremony at The Banff Centre on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Members of the CNFC, a national writers’ organization, voted to name Theresa Kishkan as the Best in Show winner at the inaugural Readers’ Choice Awards.
Kishkan, a poet and essayist from Pender Harbour, B.C., won for her writing from Phantom Limb (Thistledown). At the CNFC’s annual conference in Banff, Kishkan was chosen from a short list of nine nominees, whose work demonstrates the stylistic and thematic range of Canadian creative nonfiction published over the past two years.
The other nominees were:
· Trisha Cull for “Roman Dogs” (in Imagining British Columbia: Land, Memory & Place, Anvil Press)
· Trevor Herriot for Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds (HarperCollins)
· Annette Woudstra for The Green Heart of the Tree: Essays and Notes on a Time in Africa (University of Alberta Press)
· Susan Olding for Pathologies: A Life in Essays (Broadview)
· Thomas Hayden for Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World (BenBella Books)
· Lily Hoy Price for I Am Full Moon: Stories of a Ninth Daughter (Brindle & Glass)
· Deborah Campbell for “Exodus. Where Will Iraq Go Next!” (in Harper’s)
· Patricia MacQuarrie for Deadly Canadian Women (Quagmire Press)