HB Creativity is delighted to announce the winner and the runners up of the first annual Instant Hook Literary Award for 2013/4. The winner is Nathan Downey for his novel-in-progress, After Batavia. Runners up are Michelle Lacroix for Set Adrift and Daniel S. Rubin for Floater. The contest, which...
Larissa Lai is the author of two novels: When Fox Is a Thousand (1995 and 2004), which was shortlisted for the Books in Canada First Novel Award; and Salt Fish Girl (2002), which was shortlisted for the Tiptree Award, the Sunburst Award and the City of Calgary W.O Mitchell Award. She has also written two poetry books: Automaton Biographies (2009), which was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award; and sybil unrest (2008, with Rita Wong). Her chapbook Eggs in the Basement (2009) was shortlisted for the bp nichol Chapbook Award. She is an English professor at the University of British Columbia.