Thursday, March 27, 2008

Winterset Award To Be Announced Today

The winner of this year's Winterset Award will be announced later today, March 27, at a ceremony at Government House in St. John's. This year's shortlist comprises George Rose's non-fiction work, Cod: An Ecological History of the North Atlantic Fisheries, Paul Rowe’s first novel, The Silent Time, and Kathleen Winter’s Metcalf-Rooke Award-winning short story collection, boYs.

The Winterset Award was established to honour the memory of Sandra Fraser Gwyn, an award-winning social historian who died in Toronto on May 26, 2000. An ardent advocate and promoter of Newfoundland and Labrador culture, she was granted an honorary degree from Memorial University, made a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council's Hall of Honour, and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

For more information on the Winterset Award, see the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council's website. Stay tuned for an announcement of this year's winner.