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Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize shortlist announced

28th March 2011

The five-strong shortlist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize has been announced and features Rifet Bahtijaragic's work Chernovs' Toil and Peace.

Gurjinder Basran's book Everything Was Good-Bye also made the shortlist, along with The Forest Laird: A Tale of William Wallace by Jack Whyte.

Recipes from the Red Planet by Meredith Quartermain and Jack Hodgins' work The Master of Happy Endings complete the list.

The Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize is just one of the seven awards that make up the British Colombia (BC) Book Prizes.

On April 21st, the winners of the seven awards are to be announced at the Lieutenant Governor's BC Book Prize Gala.

Last year, the winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize was Having Faith in the Polar Girls' Prison by Cathleen With, who lives in Vancouver, BC.

This book centres on the chronicles of a 15-year-old girl called Trista, written from her room in the Polar Girls' Prison.

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