Kari-Lynn Winters and Stephen Taylor's picture book Gift Days (Fitzhenry and Whiterside, 2012) was recently nominated for the Rainforest of Reading Award. Celebrations of reading will be held in October in Grenada and St. Lucia. This award is supported by the OLA and the One Schoolhouse Foundation.
Elaine Kalman Naves
Elaine Kalman Naves was born in Budapest, Hungary, and immigrated to Canada in 1959 as a child. She attended McGill and Bishop's Universities, and worked as an editor and researcher at the Centre d'Etude de Québec during the 1970s. She now writes a book column and literary features for the Montreal Gazette and also freelances widely (recent credits include a radio dramatization of her book, Journey to Vaja, for CBC's Ideas, and author interviews published in Contemporary Literary Criticism). Naves is the author of a work of narrative non-fiction entitled Journey to Vaja: Reconstructing the World of a Hungarian-Jewish Family; a collection of biographical sketches of prominent Montreal authors, past and present, The Writers of Montreal; and the editor of two scholarly works in Canadian history. Her next book will be about Montreal writers whose roots are in other countries.