Craig Terlson Shortlisted for Most Promising Manitoba Writer Award

Blue Moon Publishers Author Could Win At the Manitoba Book Awards

We’re proud to announce that our literary author Craig Terlson has been shortlisted for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer, as part of the 2018 Manitoba Book Awards.

This honour is an annual award established by the Manitoba Foundation for the Arts with a bequest from the late John Hirsch, co-founder of the Manitoba Theatre Centre, and its first Artistic Director from 1958 to 1966. The endowment from the Hirsch estate is awarded to the most promising Manitoba writer selected by a jury of senior members of the Manitoba writing and publishing community. The Manitoba Book Awards are presented by the Manitoba Writers Guild with the assistance of the Association of Manitoba Book Publishers.

About Craig Terlson

Craig Terlson grew up in Saskatchewan, and then, like a good Canadian, proceeded to live in three other provinces and visit the rest, finally settling in Winnipeg. His fiction brings together a quirky, dark sense of humour and ear for the dialogue that he heard growing up on the Canadian prairies. His latest novel, Fall In One Day, was a 2017 Manitoba Bestseller.

“Like most writers, I struggle with insecurity, wondering if my work has any merit,” says Terlson when asked what the achievement means to him. “Getting shortlisted for the Most Promising Manitoba Writer is a huge boost of confidence for me, especially for whatever I write next. I am absolutely thrilled to be recognized in this way.”

Fall In One Day: Craig’s Bestselling Novel

Craig’s latest novel, Fall In One Day, has proved popular in Manitoba and beyond as it focuses on the hot topic of LSD testing in relation to mental health.

In the summer of 1973, a time of subversive drug culture and changing social roles, fifteen-year-old Joe Beck lives in a small Canadian city near the U.S. border where he watches dark-suited politicians lie on TV during something called Watergate. So when his best friend Brian goes missing, Joe has a hard time believing that adults ever tell the truth.

With the unflinching honesty of a teenager’s-eye view, Joe embarks on a perilous and enlightening journey to decipher a mental institution diary full of secrets about a drug called LSD, uncover the truth about Brian’s father, and save his best friend.

The Manitoba Book Awards

The Manitoba Book Awards ceremony, hosted by CTV personality Rachel Lagacé, will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Robert B. Schultz Theatre at the University of Manitoba’s St. John’s College. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m.

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