news | Wednesday February 26, 2014
Congratulations to Bev Sellars! Her memoir, They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School, has been shortlisted for the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature, a British Columbia book award.
The George Ryga Award is given each year to a British Columbia writer who has achieved an outstanding degree of social awareness owing to a new book published in the preceding calendar year. Books chosen for the shortlist are outstanding works of both literary and social value that open up discussion about social and cultural issues.
Learn more about George Ryga or this award.
This year’s shortlist also includes The Earth Remembers Everything by Adrienne Fitzpatrick (Caitlin Press) and Dirt of Ages by Gillian Wigmore (Nightwood Editions). The 2014 award will be presented in late March, hosted by Okanagan College.