Randall Maggs (left) and Russell Wangersky. File photos
Randall Maggs and Russell Wangersky came away the winners at the 2009 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards today. The announcement was made at a ceremony this afternoon at Government House in St. John's.
Maggs won the EJ Pratt Poetry Prize for "Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems" (Brick Books, 2008), a collection of conversational poems that follow the tragic trajectory of the life and work of one of hockey's best goalies, Terry Sawchuk.
Wangersky - commentary editor of The Telegram - won the Rogers Non-fiction Prize for "Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself" (Thomas Allen, 2008), an account of the author's years as a volunteer firefighter.