news | Monday September 26, 2016

bill bissett wins Pandora Award!

Karl Siegler congratulates bill bissett as the award is given

Congratulations to bill bissett, “godfather of Canadian poetry”! bissett was presented with the Pandora’s Collective Distinctive Body of Work Award, which recognizes an author’s literary achievements and distinguished contribution to the literary community through their work and their example.

The Pandora’s Collective Literary Awards are presented to those who by their example and hard work continue to maintain and foster the Vancouver literary community. This year’s recipients were honoured at a gala on Saturday, September 24, 2016. (See the other award winners of the evening here.) Karl Siegler, bissett’s long-time editor and former publisher of Talonbooks, presented the award to bissett.

Kevin Williams and Karl Siegler, current and former publishers of Talonbooks

Karl Siegler presents the award to bill bissett

bill bissett accepts the Pandora Award

Karl Siegler embraces bill bissett as the award is given

bill bissett signs a book for a fan

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