We would like to congratulate Wayne Curtis on his recent award, the New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Arts, which was handed out on Monday, November 4th, at a packed Government House in Fredericton. The award celebrates a body of literary work from one of this province's most beloved, hard-working, and prolific authors.
This award honours and celebrates New Brunswick authors who have contributed to the literary arts of the province. Curtis joins past recipients such as M. Travis Lane, Beth Powning, and Raymond Fraser.
Wayne Curtis was born in the farm community of Keenan in the Miramichi and now lives in Fredericton. He has written extensively about New Brunswick and New Brunswick wildlife, including nineteen novels, several newspaper and magazine articles, seven collections of short stories, eight essays, and a book of poetry. Curtis is the recipient of many awards prior to the New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor's Award, such as the Richards Award, CBC Drama Award, the Order of New Brunswick, and an honorary doctorate degree from St. Thomas University.
Wayne Curtis has been writing since his school days, and has come to learn that writing is not about the money, but about the ability to start a feeling or communicate an idea that hasn't been thought of before in that way. We at Goose Lane, as well as the rest of New Brunswick and Canada as a whole, are very proud of Wayne Curtis and all he has accomplished in his literary career. We look forward to what he will write next!
Click here for more information on his latest book: Fishing the High Country