Home » Author News » Gurjinder Basran Wins Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

Gurjinder Basran Wins Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

Everything Was Good-bye by Gurjinder BasranGujinder Basran’s novel Everything Was Goodbye, published by Mother Tongue Publishing, wins the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize Thursday, April 22nd, at the 27th annual BC Book Awards.

Everything Was Good-bye centers around Meena, a young Indo Canadian woman growing up in the lower mainland of British Columbia and traces her life as she struggles to assert her independence in a Punjabi community.

Raised by her tradition bound widowed mother, Meena knows the freedoms of her Canadian peers can never be hers, but unlike her sisters, she is reluctant to submit to a life that is defined by a suitable marriage. Though a narrative moving between race and culture, it is ultimately a story of love, loss and self-acceptance amidst shifting cultural ideals

Read an INTERVIEW with Gurjinder Basran.

Read MORE about Gurjinder Basran and Everything Was Goodbye.

Read Getting 2 Know Gurjinder Basran

Other Articles of Interest

http://thetyee.ca/Books/2011/04/22/EverythingWasGoodbye/

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Dual+culture+novel+garners+fiction+award/4660201/story.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/04/22/bc-book-prizes.html?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4db2e96506448a82%2C0

 

 

 

 

Short URL: http://www.bookclubbuddy.com/?p=2236

Posted by Pearl on Apr 26 2011. Filed under Author News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry
Kobo wifi eReader

Leave a Reply

Blue Saltwater by Dan Green

Getting 2 Know U

NEW author every Thursday!

Getting 2 Know Anne Sorbie

Getting 2 Know Betty Jane Hegerat

Getting 2 Know Farzana Doctor

View complete list HERE

TELL A FRIEND


SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

© 2011 Book Club Buddy. All Rights Reserved. - Privacy Policy - Log in Facebook Like Button for Dummies - Designed by Gabfire Themes