Ann Walmsley wins 2016 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction

Ann Walmsley is winner of the 2016 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction for her book, The Prison Book Club.

Prison Book ClubAs I am quoted saying in the news release, “Walmsley’s book provides a unique glimpse into the lives of incarcerated men and the transformative power of literature and fellowship. [She] immerses readers in the inmates’ thoughtful, far-ranging discussions about the worlds outside the prison gates that are revealed to them through the books they read.”

Walmsley is the 25th recipient of the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, administered by Wilfrid Laurier University. She will be presented with her award on Nov. 3 in Waterloo. Then, on Nov. 4, I’ll be hosting a free event with her on Laurier’s Brantford campus. More details about the event to follow.