Continuing a tradition of highlighting the best and brightest offerings of Canadian independent presses, the long shortlists for the 2016 ReLit Awards were announced this week. Titles from Goose Lane Editions, Canada’s oldest independent publisher, were named to the long shortlists in all three categories of the award.
The Hunter and the Wild Girl, Pauline Holdstock’s sweeping tale of loss and redemption set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century France, was named to the long shortlist in the category of novel. Also named to the category of novel was Split, a tale of sibling rivalry and the complicated relationship of twins, by Libby Creelman.
Fauxccasional Poems, Daniel Scott Tysdal’s genre-defying exploration of alternate histories and parallel universes, was recognized in the poetry category, while Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, the latest critically acclaimed offering by master storyteller Mark Anthony Jarman, was named to the long shortlist in the short fiction category.
All four books were published by Goose Lane Editions in 2015.
For the complete 2016 ReLit Long Shortlists, please click here.