Andy Jones wins 2012 BMO Winterset Award

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Picture (from left) are authors Greg Malone, Russell Wangersky and Andy Jones at Government House in St. John’s today. The three were finalists for the 2012 BMO Winterset Award. — Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram

Andy Jones, a St. John’s writer, actor and comedian, has been named the winner of the 2012 BMO Winterset Award for his book, "Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves."

The award was presented by Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan late this afternoon during a ceremony at Government House in St. John’s.

The other finalists for the award were The Telegram’s editorial page editor Russell Wangersky for "Whirl Away," and Greg Malone for "Don't Tell the Newfoundlanders."

The Winterset is Atlantic Canada's most lucrative literary prize: Jones will receive $10,000, while Malone and Wangersky will each get $2,500.

"Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves" was selected from 31 books submitted by Newfoundland and Labrador authors by publishers across the country.

See the full story in The Weekend Telegram.



Organizations: Government House

Geographic location: Atlantic Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Layne Coleman
    March 29, 2013 - 08:12

    Congratulations to BMO for getting it right. Andy Jones for Pope.

  • Whaddaya At
    March 28, 2013 - 15:38

    Andy Jones is grinning like Jack Nicholson in ' The Shining ' and is dressed like Clem Kadiddlehopper, just back from diggin' potatoes, in time to accept his award from the Lieutenant Governor. Surely that can't have anything to do with why Greg Malone and Russell Wangersky look so uncomfortable.