ARTHUR ELLIS 2013 SHORTLIST
It's a big list--too big to repeat here without our eyes glazing over. The number of entries was massive this year! Twenty-four entries for Best First Novel alone. Where are all these writers coming from? Several of the entrants are writers whose work I love but they didn't make the shortlist, which was too bad but not fatal. You've all made my personal shortlist.
One name on the list for Best First Novel is Peter Kirby for DEAD OF WINTER published by Linda Leith Publishing in Montreal. Peter took my writing class last April, presented by the Quebec Writers' Federation. Peter Kirby is a funny, smart Irish lawyer who made up a sinister mystery on the spot in which a Bic pen was the murder weapon.
So I hope he wins because I'm biased like that.
Best of luck to all of the entrants!