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Sarah Klassen receives Word Award for Monstrance

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WINNIPEG: Sarah Klassen's Monstrance has received a 2013 Word Award.The annual writing awards, sponsored by The Word Guild, celebrate the best in Canadian writing in periodicals, anthologies, and books by authors who write from a Christian worldview.

The awards were announced at a black tie ceremony held on June 12, 2013 in Missisauga, ON. Sarah Klassen's Monstrance won in the "Special" category for books published in 2012.

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Missisauga ON and are sponsored by The Word Guild, a national association with the mandate of connecting, developing and promoting Canadian writers and editors who are Christian. The evening culminated with the presentation of the Leslie K Tarr Award for Lifetime Achievement to Jean Vanier, author of nearly 30 books and the founder of L'Arche communities worldwide.

Born in Manitoba’s Interlake, Sarah Klassen learned at an early age to appreciate both birdsong and nature’s silence. An accomplished poet and fiction writer, she has won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (Journey to Yalta), the High Plains Award for Fiction (A Feast of Longing), the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry (A Curious Beatitude), and the National Magazine Gold Award for Poetry. Her work has been nominated for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, and the Aqua Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Her latest collection of poetry is Monstrance (Turnstone Press). Klassen lives in Winnipeg.

For more information about the Word Awards, visit the Word Guild website.

To schedule an interview with Sarah Klassen or to request a review copy of Monstrance, please contact Turnstone Press.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

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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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