Shortlist Announced for $25,000 Kobzar Literary Award

TORONTO, Nov. 11, 2011 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko (Shevchenko Foundation) is pleased to announce the 2012 Kobzar Literary Award Shortlist In alphabetical order by author:

Andrusyshyn, Larissa       Mammoth. DC Books; Montreal, Quebec, 2010.
Kostash, Myrna        Prodigal Daughter: A Journey to Byzantium. University of Alberta Press; Edmonton, Alberta, 2010.
Mitchell, Shandi        Under This Unbroken Sky. Penguin Group Canada; Toronto, Ontario, 2009.
Shkandrij, Myroslav        Jews in Ukrainian Literature: Representation and Identity. Yale University Press; London,  2009.
Tregebov, Rhea        The Knife Sharpener's Bell. Coteau Books; Regina, Saskatchewan, 2009.

Jurors:

Denise Chong, Randall Maggs, Nino Ricci,  M.G. Vassanji,

"The peer review adjudication selected five works as finalists, each with high standards of literary merit, and with a diverse treatment of a Ukrainian Canadian theme," states Andrew Hladyshevsky, Q.C., president of the Shevchenko Foundation.

The 2012 Kobzar Literary Award recipient will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Toronto's Palais Royale.

The Kobzar Literary Award was created to foster cultural development through the literary arts and to create opportunities for all Canadian writers to explore Ukrainian Canadian themes.

Presented every two years, the $25,000 Kobzar Literary Award recognizes a Canadian writer who best presents a Ukrainian Canadian theme with literary merit.

For more information, view:
www.kobzarliteraryaward.com

 

SOURCE Kobzar Literary Awards

For further information:

Dr. C. Turkewych, Director of Literary Arts
christine@shevchenkofoundation.com

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