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.