Gaspereau Press is pleased to announce that Carmine Starnino’s poetry collection, This Way Out, is a finalist for both the Governo General's Literary Awards and the Quebec Writers' Federation A.M. Klein Prize.
The Governor General’s Literary Awards are funded, administered and promoted by the Canada Council for the Arts. The English and French awards are in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature (text and illustration) and translation. Jurors for the award called This Way Out, “a book of marvelous skill and heart, at once accessible and rigorous, serious and humorous, protean and profound.” The winners will be announced on November 17, 2009. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will present the awards on November 26, 2009, at Rideau Hall.
The A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry is sponsored by the Quebec Writers’ Federation. The Prize was established in memory of Sydney Weisbord and is granted each year to an English-language poet residing in the province of Quebec. The awards will be presented at the Federation’s Awards Gala on November 17, 2009, at the Lion D’or, Montreal.