Saturday 4 February 2012

OLA Evergreen Award Shortlist for 2012

OLA Evergreen Award 2012
Announced Friday, the Evergreen Award shortlist for 2012 is a great one (yes, I am the outgoing chair of the award, so somewhat biased). And I've read them all!
Here they are:
The Accident by Linwood Barclay
Bedtime Story by Robert Wiersema
The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla
Mennonites Don't Dance by Darcie Friesen Hossack
Natural Order by Brian Francis
Requiem by Frances Itani
Shelter by Frances Greenslade
Under an Afghan Sky by Melissa Fung
Various Positions by Martha Schabas
Libraries will promote these over the next few months, and public voting will take place in October.


  1. Great short list, I've only read a few, but that can change over the next few months. You didn't want to stay a chair any longer.

  2. I did, but sometimes you have to step aside for the others who are interested. There are lots of great librarians out there who want to be on the committee.

  3. Lucky that there are people who want to take on a position, usually that's not the case.

  4. And the winner is....
    The Accident by Linwood Barclay