Aislinn Hunter, one of the authors coming to the Readers and Writers Festival in July, has been named the winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for 2015. This is the top award for BC fiction writers.
Her novel, “The World Before Us” has received critical acclaim. She will be reading from this book at a solo session on Saturday morning, July 18 at 10:45 to 11:45. Aislinn will also take part in a Main Stage panel discussion on Saturday evening called “Women of Words” moderated by CBC Radio’s Jo-Ann Roberts.
Hunter’s 3 hour workshop, entitled Meaningful Things: Writing the Material World” will take place on Thursday, July 16 from 2:30 to 5:30.
This was a very strong year for fiction in BC, and the Denman Festival is proud that two of its previous authors, Brian Payton (The Wind is Not a River) and Caroline Adderson (Ellen in Pieces) were finalists in the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.