Congratulations to Raoul Fernandes, his debut poetry collection, Transmitter and Receiver (Nightwood Editions, 2015), has been shortlisted for the 2016 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize AND for the Gerard Lampert Memorial Award!
The Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, for outstanding poetry, carries a cash prize of $2000, plus a certificate. The winner will be announced the 2016 BC Book Prizes awards gala in Victoria on April 30, 2016.
The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, is a national prize administered by the League of Canadian Poets that recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian writer in the preceding year. The award carries a cash prize of $1,000 and will be presented at a special luncheon during the Canadian Writers’ Summit in Toronto, ON, on Saturday, June 18, 2016.
Good luck, Raoul!