WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT wins the R. Ross Annett Award at the 2022 Alberta Literary Awards!
Source: Thomas Allen & Son
Congratulations to Lorna Schultz Nicholson! Her young adult novel, WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT, won the R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature (Chapter Books) at this weekend’s 2022 Alberta Literary Awards.
WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT tells the story of a young athlete, Holly Callahan, who is shattered when she's cut from a national rowing team. She returns home to a bizarre family situation, and is at a loss for how to continue her training. When a knowledgeable, but mysterious, man at the rowing club offers to coach her in a single, she secretly agrees. Where did he come from?
The Alberta Literary Awards were created by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. Entries are judged by an independent jury recruited by the WGA. The R. Ross Annett Award was established in 1982 in honour of children's author Ronald Ross Annett (1895-1988) and recognizes a children’s book published by a resident of Alberta. The award alternates each year between picture books and chapter books.