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It was pretty freakin’ cool to find out in November 2013 that A Blessed Snarl was one of 11 Canadian novels nominated to the long-list of 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award along with internationally known authors like Colm Toibin, Louise Erdrich, Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel, and John Irving. 

The shortlist will be announced on 9th April and the winner on 12th June.

You can read the award press release here. And you can read Quill & Quire‘s reviews of most of the Canadian novels here.

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SPARKS LITERARY FESTIVAL 2011

is featuring a

HAIKU COMPETITION

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This competition is open to all those involved with the festival.

(This includes those attending, book-selling, helping out, etc.) 

For rules , click here, and for haiku composition guidelines, click here.

Deadline for submissions: January 6, 2011.

Visit the SPARKS 2011 website for more information on the Festival, including the list of participating authors that include Jane Urquart, Andy Jones, Stan Dragland, Libby Creelman, and many more!

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This Festival is Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts, Memorial University of Newfoundland.