Paul Shore Wins Whistler Independent Book Award!
Oct 28, 2017
Congratulations to our client Paul Shore, who received the 2017 Whistler independent Book Award for the non-fiction category with his latest memoir, Uncorked: My Year in Provence Studying Pétanque, Discovering Chagall, Drinking Pastis, and Mangling French!
Established in 2016 to recognize excellence in Canadian independent publishing, the Whistler Independent Book Awards offers prizes in two categories: fiction and nonfiction. Jointly administered by the Whistler Writing Society and Vivalogue Publishing, the Whistler Independent Book Awards provide independent authors with a unique opportunity to have their work recognized through a juried process typically reserved for trade-published titles. All finalists were selected by members of the Canadian Authors Association (Metro Vancouver), and the winners for the non-fiction category was selected by writers J.J. Lee and Susan Oakey-Baker for this year’s award.
In Lee’s own words, “[S]hore’s use of the game of Pétanque as a point of entry to address areas of personal alienation is a great literary and narrative choice… This memoir made me laugh; especially Paul’s foil Hubert, who is a star. And its funny and illuminating stories contain a soul that is touching too!”
The first ever recipient of the Whistler Independent Book Award for the non-fiction category was also a client of Page Two. Last year, Miji Campbell won the award with her memoir, Separation Anxiety: A Coming of Middle Age Story.