CNFC Readers’ Choice Awards
Eligibility for this award is based on the following criteria:
- The author is a Canadian writer of creative nonfiction.
- The author is not a member of the CNFC Board.
- The work should be a quality piece of creative nonfiction that has not received the recognition it deserves.
- The work can be a book or an essay published in any medium during the past two years
- Any CNFC member can nominate an author who meets the Eligibility criteria above. The Readers’ Choice Award Committee will receive the nominations and come up with a short list.
- Authors and nominators will be notified before the annual Conference.
Information about each shortlisted work will be available before the Conference.
Voting and Award Presentation
- Conference attendees will vote during the Conference.
- The winner will be announced on Saturday evening at the Conference.
Nomination instructions for the 2014 Readers’ Choice Award will appear here soon.
2013: The winner of the 2013 Readers’ Choice Award was Libby Zeleke for “We Were Punk Rockers.” Libby’s fine essay was nominated by Myrna Kostash.
Other nominees for 2012 included Molly Peacock’s “The Paper Garden”; Joel Yanofsky’s Bad Animals; Betty Jane Hegerat’s The Boy; Alice Major’s Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science and Dorothy Woodend’s essay “Movies and Memory.”
2011: The 2011 Reader’s Choice winner was Eve Joseph for “Intimate Strangers” (in The Malahat Review). Other nominees were Aylelet Tsbari for “Warplanes” (in Prism) and Charles Foran for Mordecai.
Previous winners of the CNFC Readers’ Choice Award include Theresa Kishkan and Sue Olding.