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WIBA 2022 Finalists Announced

Canadian Authors and Vivalogue Publishing have reviewed and evaluated the shortlisted titles for this year’s awards and are happy to announce the nine finalists for the 2022 WIBAS.

The fiction finalists are:
Michael Carin for Churchill at Munich
William George Lindsay for Rez Dog Blues & The Haiku: A Savage Life in Bits and Pieces
Gordon Sombrowski for What Narcissus Saw

The non-fiction finalists are:
Laurie Carter for Emily Carr’s BC (Book Two): Northern BC & Haida Gwaii 
H. Saint James for What Grows In The Space It Left Behind: A Memoir
Shannon Terrell for The Guest House: Stories of a Nervous Mind 

The children’s finalists are:
Georgia Hunter for Tabhi
Rae Knightly for Ben Archer and the World Beyond 
Barbara Wade Rose for Marabel or, the Great Exception 

The fiction finalists will be judged by Amber Cowie and Darcie Friesen Hossack. The non-fiction finalists will be judged by J.J. Lee and Eve Lazarus. The judges in the children’s category are Sara Leach and Arthur Slade.

The winners will be announced during the Whistler Writers Festival, October 14–17, 2021.

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

Non-shortlisted titles are assessed and reviewed by Canadian Authors  reviewers so that every participating author will receive valuable, professional feedback on their submission. These authors will receive their evaluations by August 15, 2022.