Short-story collection Paths to the Stars shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Award!

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I’m thrilled to announce that Paths to the Stars, my collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories (written as Edward Willett), the initial release from my own Shadowpaw Press, has been shortlisted in two categories for this year’s Saskatchewan Book Awards.

The book, which features twenty-two short stories, most previously published but a few published for the first time, was shortlisted for the City of Regina Book Award, for best book by a Regina author, and the Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award, for best work of fiction.

Here’s the shortlist for both categories:

Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Award 

  • Hummingbird by Devin Krukoff (Freehand Books)
  • Paths to the Stars by Edward Willett (Shadowpaw Press)
  • Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers (illustrated by Diana Toledano) (Chronicle Books)
  • The Small Things That End the World by Jeanette Lynes (Coteau Books)
  • Thorn-Field by James Trettwer (Thistledown Press)

City of Regina Book Award 

  • In Another Air by gillian harding-russell (Radiant Press)
  • Paths to the Stars by Edward Willett (Shadowpaw Press)
  • Sedley by Chelsea Coupal (Coteau Books)
  • The Prairie Populist by J.F. Conway (University of Regina Press)
  • Thorn-Field by James Trettwer (Thistledown Press)

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Regina on April 27. Each award comes with a $2,000 cash prize.

The complete shortlist can be found here.

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