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WINNIPEG: Turnstone Press is pleased to announce that Turnstone authors Karen Dudley and Dora Dueck have been shortlisted for the 2013 High Plains Book Awards. Karen Dudley's Food for the Gods has been selected for the Culinary category and Dora Dueck's What You Get at Home for the Short Story category. There are three finalists in each category.
The High Plains Book Awards recognizes regional authors and literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains. The High Plains region includes Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
2013 was a particularly competitive year for the High Plains Awards, which received twice the amount of entries as last year. The finalist authors come from nine states and four Canadian provinces including Arizona, California, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Texas, Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. There are ten finalists from Canada this year, a record number for the awards.
Finalists will be honored at an Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana. Winners receive a $500 cash prize.
Karen Dudley has worked in field biology, production art, photo research, palaeo-environmental studies and archaeology. She has written four environmental mysteries and a several wildlife biology books for kids. Her most recent book, Food for the Gods, is an historical fantasy novel set in ancient Athens. Born in France, she now lives in Winnipeg.
For more information on Karen Dudley's novel, Food for the Gods, visit http://www.turnstonepress.com/food-for-the-gods.html
The second oldest of a family of eight children, Dora Dueck grew up in a Mennonite community in Alberta. An editor, writer and historian, Dora has published two previous novels, Under the Still Standing Sun (1989) and This Hidden Thing (2010) for which she won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. What You Get at Home is Dora's first collection of stories. She currently lives and writes in Winnipeg.
For more information on Dora Dueck's short story collection, What You Get at Home, visit http://www.turnstonepress.com/what-you-get-at-home.html
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Turnstone Press gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage, and Tourism, and the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Book Fund.
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