‘Copernicus Avenue’ shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award!
August 27, 2012 – Cormorant Books is proud to announce that Andrew J. Borkowski’s debut collection of short stories, Copernicus Avenue, has been shortlisted for the 2012 Toronto Book Award. Finalists were announced today on the City of Toronto website.
Set primarily on the fictional Copernicus Avenue, Copernicus Avenue weaves the stories of life in Toronto’s Polish Community in the years following World War II. The collection captures the spirit of a people who have travelled to a new land, not to escape old grudges and atrocities, but to conquer them. “When literary topographers put together a map of Toronto in fiction,” National Post says,” Copernicus Avenue will provide invaluable information and insight.”
Andrew Borkowski’s short fiction has appeared in Grain, The New Quarterly, and in Storyteller magazine. His short story “Twelve Versions of Lech,” which appears in Copernicus Avenue, was nominated for the 2007 Writer’s Trust/McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize.
Toronto Book Award finalists will be featured at readings hosted by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Library, including the Word on the Street festival on September 23rd, and the winner of the Toronto Book Award will be announced on October 11, 2012 at the Toronto Reference Library.
More information on the awards and nominees can be found on the Toronto Book Awards website.