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UBC grad student nominated for two BC Book Prizes
Ashley Little, a master of fine arts student with UBC’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, has been nominated for two BC Book Prizes—for two of her novels.
Little is nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for her most recent book, Anatomy of a Girl Gang. A sharp and gritty novel told in multiple voices, Anatomy of a Girl Gang is the powerful story of a gang of teenage girls in Vancouver called the Black Roses.
She is also nominated for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize for The New Normal, a young adult novel about loss, centring on teenager Tamar Robinson—her younger sisters dead and her parents are awash in a sea of grief.
Little received a bachelor of fine arts degree in Creative Writing and Film Studies at the University of Victoria. Her first novel, PRICK: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist (Tightrope Books, 2011) was optioned for film and shortlisted for a ReLit award.
The New Normal, was published by Orca Book Publishers in 2013. Little’s third novel, Anatomy of a Girl Gang, was recently published by Arsenal Pulp Press.
Little will serve as the 2014 Writer in Residence for Calgary’s Alexandra Writers Centre Society.
Winners of these prizes will be announced May 3 at the 30th annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala in Vancouver.
More information on the BC Book Prizess can be found at: http://www.bcbookprizes.ca/winners/2014.