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Tanya Tagaq, Joshua Whitehead among finalists for Indigenous Voices Awards – Richmond Sentinel
by ahnationtalk onMay 15, 2019127 Views
VANCOUVER — The Indigenous Voices Awards are building on their inaugural success as a launching pad for Indigenous literary talent with a fresh crop of finalists, an organizer says.
Tanya Tagaq and Joshua Whitehead are among the 17 rising Indigenous writers who have been shortlisted for the second annual IVAs.
Tagaq’s “Split Tooth” (Viking Canada) and Whitehead’s “Jonny Appleseed” (Arsenal Pulp Press) are nominated alongside Lindsay Nixon’s “nitisanak” (Metonymy Press) for the prize for English-language published prose.
Other finalists are vying for prizes recognizing both published and unpublished works in a range of languages, genres and media.