The nominees for the 2014 Kobzar Literary Award, handed out every other year in recognition of Canadian books that present “a Ukrainian Canadian theme with literary merit,” include poetry, a play, a “folk history,” and a pair of novels (including one for kids). The shortlist is as follows:
- Luba, Simply Luba by Diane Flacks, with Andrew Tarasiuk and Luba Goy, (Scirocco Drama/J.Gordon Shillingford, 2013)
- The Unmemntioable by Erin Mouré (House of Anansi Press, 2012)
- Baba’s Kitchen Medicines by Michael Mucz (University of Alberta Press, 2012)
- Blood and Salt by Barbara Sapergia (Coteau Books, 2012)
- Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Scholastic Canada, 2012)
Each of the finalists will read from their work on Oct. 27 as part of Toronto’s International Festival of Authors. The $25,000 prize will be handed out on March 5.