Road to the Book Awards -- Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book nominee readings

Road to the Book Awards
Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book

Writers Sue Sorensen, Bob Armstrong and M.A. Appleby

Saturday, April 21 at 4:00 pm

Aqua Books, 274 Garry St.
(Between Portage
& Graham)

Winnipeg, MB
Canada  R3C 1H3

Born in Alberta, Bob Armstrong has a journalism diploma, a history degree, and an expired Wilderness First Aid and Outdoor Leadership certificate. After working as a newspaper reporter and editor, he oversaw media relations and public affairs for the Universities of Calgary and Manitoba, and is now the speech writer for Manitoba’s Lieutenant Governor. A full-time freelance writer, playwright, and stay-at-home dad, Bob lives with his family in Winnipeg.

About comic fiction novel Dadolescence by Bob Armstrong:

"Bill Angus is a Morrissey-impersonating, Foucault-quoting, Clash fan. In other words, my kind of dad. In a maddeningly funny twist on Iron John, Bill begins a journey of mind and deed. He struggles to find his place in the world as his virility drops, his belly sags, and a rival circles the homestead.

This witty meditation on manly manliness is also a head-butt at academic pretension and the Sword of Damocles that is the PhD thesis. A new novel so good, you’ll actually finish it."

- Al Rae, Artistic Director, co-founder, CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Last modified onTuesday, 17 April 2012 13:53

Turnstone Press

206-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB   R3B 1H3
Ph: 204-947-1555; Toll Free: 888-363-7718

Turnstone Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Government of Canada, and the Province of Manitoba through Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage.

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