Go figure, it is nice to be nominated, after all. Just learned that Bad Animals is shortlisted for this year's QWF Mavis Gallant Nonfiction Prize. QWF or the Quebec Writers' Federation will hand out the awards at their annual gala on November 22nd at the Lion d'Or. Congratulations to fellow nominees in all the categories, especially friends and colleagues David Homel, Dimitri Nasrallah, Merrily Weisbord, Jack Hannan, and Don Winkler. Literary awards are a crapshoot and of the books that should have been nominated this year is Monique Polak's young adult novel, Miracleville. It's a great read so go out and get it. A writer's best prize.
Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education in Autism
Joel 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."