Former Kelowna writer up for CBC award
An author formerly from Kelowna is one of five finalists for the 2017 CBC Nonfiction Prize.
Sarah Bennett, now of St. John’s, N.L., is on the list for her story, Caught.
Born in Kitchener, Ont., and raised in Calgary, Bennett is a mother of four who lived in Kelowna for 11 years, before moving to St. John’s.
Bennett is working on her first novel and studying faction at Memorial University. She was recently selected to apprentice with the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Mentorship Program.
The winner of this year’s prize will be announced on Tuesday. In addition to a cash prize of $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Grand Prize winner will receive a 10-day writing residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and will be published in Air Canada enRoute magazine as well as on the CBC Books website. The four other finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and will be published on the CBC Books website.