Category: Awards

After a little over a month as Dundurn's intern, I am realizing that there is never going to be a week where our authors and staff aren't busy, so I will refrain from saying it's been another busy week here from now on. Take it as a given! With that said, our weekly media highlights are gathered together once more, so take a moment and catch up on what we've been (very) busy with. 

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Once again it has been a busy week, with our authors receiving award nominations and getting some awesome media attention and our staff keeping busy both in the office and overseas at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Speaking of Frankfurt, check out our booth, doesn't it look great? That's our VP Beth Bruder between appointments, surrounded by Dundurn books and posters. Beth and our Director of Sales and Marketing, Margaret Bryant, are keeping very busy meeting with publishers, rights agents, and book sellers from around the world.  

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Leading journalist Michael Petrou has been shortlisted for the Ottawa Book Award in the non-fiction category for his book, Is This Your First War? Travels Through the Post-9/11 Islamic World. Petrou was nominated alongside Donna Naughton, Robert Sibley, Jefferey Simpson, and Lane Tanguay. The award is presented by the City of Ottawa to the best English and French language books written each year by an Ottawa-based author.

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More exciting awards news from Dundurn!

The fast-paced, YA novel Old Man, by author David A. Poulsen, has been nominated as a 2014 Popular Paperback Young Adults (PPYA), by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association. His book falls under the "Conflicted Life During Wartime" category.

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Congratulations to Morley Torgov on his nomination for the 2013 Bony Blithe Award for The Mastersinger from Minsk.


In 1868, Munich, Inspector Hermann Preiss investigates a series of murders based around the production of a new opera by troubled composer Richard Wagner. Many people have reasons to dislike the man, but who wrote the anonymous note declaring that the night of the premiere will be Wagner's day of reckoning?