Awards: Edna Staebler Winner

Ann Walmsley won the C$10,000 (about US$7,590) Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction for The Prison Book Club, Quillblog reported.The award "encourages and recognizes Canadian writers for a first or second work of creative nonfiction that includes a Canadian locale and/or significance." Bruce Gillespie, one of the judges, said the winning book "provides a unique glimpse into the lives of incarcerated men and the transformative power of literature and fellowship. Walmsley immerses readers in the inmates' thoughtful, far-ranging discussions about the worlds outside the prison gates that are revealed to them through the books they read."

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