on the shortlist . . .

April 2, 2015 – I’m happy to announce that The Opening Sky has been shortlisted for the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Prize, and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year. Winners will be announced April 25.

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ImagiNation in Quebec City

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April 8-12. ImagiNation Writers Festival

I’m so looking forward to four days in Quebec City, as a guest of this wonderful English-language writers festival. Check out the line-up here. I’ll be speaking Thursday April 9 at 7:30 in the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussee des Ecossais.

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The Next Chapter

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of a conversation about The Opening Sky with Shelagh Rogers on CBC’s The Next Chapter. This interview will replay on Saturday afternoon, January 10, or is available here as a podcast.

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Books of the year

The Opening Sky by Joan Thomas

It’s been great to see The Opening Sky popping up on best-books-of-2014 lists.

CBC Books — CBC’s round-up of favourites.

Vancouver Sun – “10 Great Novels of 2014″

Winnipeg Free Press — “The Best of the Bunch”

Metronews – Suggestions for adults on your Christmas list.

Writers Trust of Canada – A list of recommended books and prizewinners.

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