Caitlin Press Storms the Award Circuit with Two New Nominations

April 1st, 2015

Caitlin press was pleased to received news this week of two award nominations. Pedal, by Chelsea Rooney, has been selected as a finalist for the Amazon First Novel Award and Dipnetting with Dad, written by Willie Sellars and illustrated by Kevin Easthope, has been nominated for the Shining Willow Award.

Since 1976, the First Novel Award has launched the careers of some of Canada’s most beloved novelists, including Michael Ondaatje, Joy Kogawa, Rohinton Mistry, Anne Michaels and Joseph Boyden. The winning novel will be selected by a panel composed of award-winning Canadian authors Helen Humphreys and Richard Wagamese. The winner will be announced on May 21, 2015.

The Shining Willow Award celebrates books written for young readers. The mission of The Willow Awards is to promote reading by granting a “Willow Award” to the Canadian and/or Saskatchewan book(s) voted by Saskatchewan students to be the best of those nominated in designated categories for a specific year.