The finalists of this year’s BC and Yukon Book Prizes have been announced, and we’re very happy to see two books from Nightwood Editions on the list.
Fake It So Real by Susan Sanford Blades is a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. The novel takes on the fallout from a punk-rock lifestyle—the future of “no future”—and its effect on subsequent generations of one Victoria family.
The East Side of It All by Joseph Dandurand is a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Dandurand’s collection is told from the perspective of a drug user and single-room occupant in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His voice is lyrical yet intimate, obscured yet sitting with you at the kitchen table having a cigarette.
Winners will be announced on September 18, 2021.