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WIBA 2020 Shortlist Announced

Pandemics, lockdowns and novel coronaviruses did not stop self-published authors from around the country submitting their books to the Whistler Independent Book Awards. The evaluating committee assessed all the entries and is pleased to announce the shortlisted nominees for the 2020 WIBAs.

The fiction nominees are:

Jennifer Rouse Barbeau for Dying Hour
Roy Blomstrom for Silences
R.E. Donald for Yellowhead Blues
C.V. Gauthier for Charlee LeBeau & The Gambler’s Promise 
Laurel Mae Hislop for F-Holes of Melancholia
Tanya Lee for The Wolf and the Rain

The non-fiction nominees are:

Anna Byrne for Seven Year Summer
Bruno Huber for Folly Bistro
Lindy Hughes for The Common Wife
Stephanie Hrehirchuk  for An Accidental Awakening
Laesa Faith Kim for Can’t Breathe
Mary O’Sullivan for Lazarus Heart

The shortlisted nominees will be judged by Canadian Authors members and the finalists will be announced July 16, 2020.

Every book submitted was professionally read and assessed. Authors not shortlisted will receive their evaluations by July 16, 2020.

The Whistler Independent Book Awards provide independently published authors with a unique opportunity to have their work recognized through a juried process.

Winners will be announced during the 19th Whistler Writers Festival, 15–18 October, 2020.