All the Quiet Places is a Finalist for the Governor General Award for fiction

TouchWood Editions is delighted to announce that the Canada Council for the Arts has named All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac a finalist for the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Awards. The announcement was made this morning with 70 books named the best to have been published in Canada in 2022, across seven categories, in both English and French. All the Quiet Places is nominated in the fiction category.

Upon hearing the news, Isaac said, “What a morning it has been for me and my family.  We are still taking it all in.” It has been quite the awards season for Isaaac. He’s been nominated for a number of prestigious Canadian literary awards including the Scotiabank Giller Prize (Canada’s top fiction prize) and the Amazon First Novel Award, and won the Indigenous Voices Award for Published Fiction. All the Quiet Places was also a finalist for CBC’s book competition show, Canada Reads. 

Isaac will be attending the upcoming Vancouver Writers Fest on October 20 for an event on The Power of Story, a tribute to the late author Harold R. Johnson. 

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