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For Release Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Sawyer Science-Fiction Novel Nominated for Ontario Library Association Award
The Ontario Library Association has unveiled the
ten-book shortlist for its second annual
readers'-choice Evergreen Award. On the list: the
science-fiction novel Hominids
by Robert J. Sawyer.
The shortlist was compiled from titles nominated by
librarians. Readers will vote for their favourite
book during Ontario Public Library Week (October
16-22, 2006) through library Web sites and branch
ballot boxes. Between now and then, the shortlisted
books will be promoted in libraries provincewide.
To be eligible for the Evergreen Award, books must be
by a living Canadian author, and can be either fiction
or nonfiction. Sawyer's Hominids is the only
genre-fiction novel to make the shortlist this year.
Last year's winner was the novel Crow Lake by Mary
At 12.5 million people, Ontario is the most-populous
of Canada's ten provinces home to four out of every
ten Canadians. It contains both Canada's capital city
of Ottawa and its largest city, Toronto; the 99-branch
Toronto Public Library just one of the systems
participating in the Evergreen Award program is the
busiest public-library system in North America, with
325,000 patrons borrowing over half a million books
The complete shortlist, alphabetical by author last
- Three Day Road
by Joseph Boyden
- The Greek for Love
by James Chatto
Nonfiction (travel memoir)
Random House Canada, 2005
- An Audience Of Chairs
by Joan Clark
Alfred A. Knopf, 2005
- Snowshoes and Spotted Dick: Letters From a Wilderness
by Chris Czajkowski
Nonfiction (memoir letters)
Harbour Pub., 2003
- Sweetness In The Belly
by Camilla Gibb
Doubleday Canada, 2005
- The Girls
by Lori Lansens
Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2005
- Race Against Time
by Stephen Lewis
Nonfiction (CBC Massey Lectures)
- Lady Franklin's Revenge
by Ken McGoogan
HarperCollins Canada, 2005
- Paul Moves Out
by Michel Rabagliati
Drawn & Quarterly, 2005
by Robert J. Sawyer
Tor Books, 2002
Hominids previously won the World Science Fiction
Society's 2003 Hugo Award the top
international prize for SF writing and was the "One Book, One
Community" choice for Waterloo Region (consisting of
the Ontario cities of Kitchener, Waterloo, and
Cambridge, and surrounding communities) in 2005.
Sawyer is also currently a finalist for the Science
Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's Nebula Award
for Best Novella of the Year.
Sawyer, 45, was born in Ottawa and now lives in
Mississauga, Ontario. Hominids was his thirteenth
novel; his latest number sixteen is
Both are published by Tor Books, New York, and
distributed in Canada by H.B. Fenn and Company.
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