The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize: Recipient Announcement at 9:30 a.m. June 15, 2020
The recipient of The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize will be revealed at Council Meeting on Monday, June 15 at 9:30 a.m. alongside the full list of Calgary Awards recipients. These announcements will be livestreamed from Calgary.ca/calgaryawards.
W.O. Mitchell award finalists include:
- Sharon Butala for her story collection, Season of Fury and Wonder, published by Coteau Books (2019) + Freehand Books (2020 edition)
- Naomi K. Lewis for her memoir, Tiny Lights for Travellers,published by the University of Alberta Press; and
- Teresa Wong for her graphic memoir Dear Scarlet: The Story of my Postpartum Depression,published by Arsenal Pulp Press
The City of Calgary established the W.O. Mitchell Book Prize in honour of the late Calgary writer W.O. Mitchell to celebrate literary achievements by Calgary authors. The $5000 Book Prize is a partnership between the WGA and The City of Calgary.
For more information including finalist bios, excerpts from works and jury comments, please visit https://writersguild.ca/finalists-for-the-city-of-calgary-w-o-mitchell-book-prize-announced/