Some love from the homeland

My work has enjoyed some local Alberta love lately. This week I found out that Walls: Travels Along the Barricades has been shortlisted for both the Alberta’s Readers’ Choice Award and the Wilfred Eggleston Award for Non-Fiction. Also, “A Hymn in Aramaic”-  my story about Chaldean priest Noel Farman – is up for the James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction.

On each of these shortlists, I find myself in the company of friends. As Walls nears its publication dates in the US and the UK – places where nobody knows who I am – I savour these opportunities to be recognized alongside my fellow Albertans.