Terry Fallis’s novel Up and Down (Random House Canada) has won the Forest of Reading’s 2013 Evergreen Award, which celebrates the best in Canadian fiction and non-fiction as voted by Ontario library patrons.
Up and Down beat out a shortlist selected by a committee of Ontario librarians. The other nominees were:
- Eating Dirt, Charlotte Gill (Greystone Books)
- Indian Horse, Richard Wagamese (Douglas & McIntyre)
- Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, Kamal Al-Solaylee (HarperCollins Canada)
- Tell It to the Trees, Anita Rau Badami (Knopf Canada)
- The Deception of Livvy Higgs, Donna Morrissey (Viking Canada)
- The Little Shadows, Marina Endicott (Doubleday Canada)
- The Western Light, Susan Swan (Cormorant Books)
- The Winter Palace, Eva Stachniak (Doubleday Canada)
- Triggers, Robert J. Sawyer (Viking Canada)
Fallis will receive the award at the Ontario Library Association’s Superconference in February.