By Amy Robertson
Sarah Leavitt’s Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me was a finalist for the 2011 Hubert Evan Non-Fiction Prize and the 2011 Alberta Reader’s Choice Award, while Gurjinder Basran’s Everything Was Good-bye was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.
“They’re very original, fresh, powerful books,” said Betsy Warland, who directs The Writer’s Studio.
Winners of the Hubert Evan Prize and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize will be announced April 21 at the Lieutenant Governor’s B.C. Book Prize Gala in Vancouver.
Winners of the Alberta Reader’s Choice Award will be announced in June at the Alberta Book Awards Gala in Calgary.
Gurjinder Basran won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize on April 21, 2011.