Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky First Novel Award citation and Malarky on Canada AM

Here is the citation for the First Novel Award which I won on Wednesday for Malarky.

“Malarky is a bold first novel from an author whose prose hums with electric wit and linguistic daring,” Stuart Woods, editor of Quill & Quire and head judge for the 37th First Novel Award said in a statement. “The novel traverses darkly comic territory with intelligence and poise, relating the story of an unnamed narrator whose resilience in the face of life’s disappointments will stay with readers long after the verbal pyrotechnics have dissipated. Anakana Schofield is a true original, and her novel is a delight.”

And here is the link to my very pink looking appearance on CTV’s CANADA AM programme.

Woo-hoo! Malarky nominated for First Novel Award

Hot off boiling the kettle here …Malarky has been nominated for the First Novel Award. This just in from the Toronto Star report

“ announced the finalists for the 37th Annual First Novel Award Wednesday. This Canadian literary award recognizes the outstanding talent of Canadian novelists who have published their first novel in 2012.”

Click here to learn about all 5 titles nominated including the intriguing People Park by Pasha Malla.

Click here to read the offical news release put out by Amazon at the rising of the sun.