December 1, 2006
Again, the readers speak with their vote. Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden is the winner of the 2006 Evergreen Award. Adults across Ontario chose the book through their votes cast at local public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week. Boyden will receive his Award at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in February.
Joseph Boyden is a Canadian with Irish, Scottish, and Métis roots. Three Day Road has received the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year Award and has also been shortlisted for the Governor General Award for Fiction. He is the author of Born with a Tooth, a collection of stories that was shortlisted for the Upper Canada Writer’s Craft Award. His work has appeared in publications such as Potpourri, Cimarron Review, Blue Penny Quarterly, BlackWarrior, and The Panhandler. He divides his time between Northern Ontario and Louisiana, where he teaches writing at the University of New Orleans.
Thank you to all our 2006 Georgina Evergreen readers. Hope to see you again in 2007!