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WIBA 2022 Shortlist Announced

The evaluating committee assessed all the entries and is pleased to announce the shortlisted nominees for the 2022 Whistler Independent Book Awards.

The fiction nominees are:

Michael Carin for Churchill at Munich
William George Lindsay for Rez Dog Blues & The Haiku: A Savage Life in Bits and Pieces
Peter McPhie for Good Man Gone
A.-M. Mawhiney for Spindrifts
Gordon Sombrowski for What Narcissus Saw
K. A. Wiggins for Blind the Eyes (Threads of Dreams, Book 1)

The non-fiction nominees are:

Curtis Carmichael for Butterflies in the Trenches: The Hood, an Epic Bike Ride, and Finding Inspiration
Laurie Carter for Emily Carr’s BC (Book Two): Northern BC & Haida Gwaii
Bruno Cocorocchio for Mea Culpa: A Plea of Innocence
Bernadette Rule for Dark Fire
H. Saint James for What Grows In The Space It Left Behind
Shannon Terrell for The Guest House: Stories of a Nervous Mind

The children’s nominees are:

Dave Carroll (illustrations Floyd Yamyamin) for Tom The Tomato Plant
Kristen Cornell (illustrations Rebeca J. Pintos) for Noah, No!
Georgia Hunter for Tabhi 
Rae Knightly for Ben Archer and the World Beyond (The Alien Skill Series, Book 4)
David Stallard (illustrations Poppy Shandler) for When I Was Little…
Barbara Wade Rose for Marabel or, the Great Exception

The shortlisted nominees will be judged by Canadian Authors members and the finalists will be announced July 15, 2022.

Every book submitted was professionally read and assessed. Authors not shortlisted will receive their evaluations by August 15, 2022.

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, 13–16 October, 2022.