Sunday, 02 October 2011 17:46

Open Season Awards

I was recently asked to judge the creative nonfiction category for The Malahat Review's 2012 Open Season Awards. If you want more information check out The Malahat Review on Facebook, add Open Season and you should be able to find it.

Also, CBC's Canada Reads is holding a vote for Creative Nonfiction this year for the first time and since this is what I call "the season of living shamelessly" -- the season of having a book out, I shamelessly encourage you to vote at the CBC Canada Reads website for Bad Animals. Especially if you enjoyed reading it.

An interview I did with Shelagh Rogers for The Next Chapter is now available online. You can download the podcast on itunes or listen online here.

CBC will also be re-broadcasting it on Saturday October 8th at 4pm.


Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism

badanimalsJoel Yanofsky tried for years to start this memoir. "It's not just going to be about autism," he told his wife, Cynthia. "It's going to be about parenthood and marriage, about hope and despair, and storytelling, too." 

BC National Award for Non-Fiction Video

Joel Yanofsky at BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction

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