Deena Rymhs has won Honorable Mention in the 2008 Gabrielle Roy Prize. Established in honour of the late Gabrielle Roy by the Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures, this competition is open to works of criticism on Canadian or Québec literatures published anywhere in the world in English and French. Deena’s book, From the Iron House, identifies continuities between the residential school and the prison, offering ways of reading “the carceral”—that is, the different ways that incarceration is constituted and articulated in contemporary Aboriginal literature.
Here’s what Deena had to say about the award: “It is an honour to receive this recognition and to have my book in the company of some of the finest works of scholarship published on Canadian and Québécois writing. More importantly, I hope this award raises the profile of indigenous and incarcerated authors in this country.”
Congratulations from all of us at the press!