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Harbour, Nightwood and Caitlin Titles Longlisted for the ReLit Awards


Posted: June 17, 2008

Congratulations go out to the Harbour, Nightwood and Caitlin authors who were recently named contenders for the 8th Annual ReLit Awards!

The longlist includes Tom Wayman’s High Speed Through Shoaling Water (Harbour), Patrick Friesen’s Earth's Crude Gravities (Harbour), Patrick Lane’s Last Water Song (Harbour), Christian McPherson’s Six Ways to Sunday (Nightwood), Rob Winger’s Muybridge's Horse (Nightwood), Sharon McCartney’s The Love Song of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Nightwood), Marita Dachsel’s All Things Said & Done (Caitlin) and Gillian Wigmore’s Soft Geography (Caitlin).

The ReLit Awards, short for Regarding Literature, Reinventing Literature, Relighting Literature, were founded in 2000 and emphasize the importance of ideas over big-money prizes. The winners will be celebrated at a special ReLit event during the Ottawa Writer's festival in October. Winners receive the ReLit Ring, which features four moveable dials, each one struck with the entire alphabet.