James Cañón Wins “Le Prix des Lecteurs Vincennes 2008”!

A jury constituted by 15 people chose James Cañón’s debut novel, Dans la Ville des Veuves Intrépides (Tales from the Town of Widows), as the 2008 winner. The award, which is given every two years, will be presented during the second edition of Le Festival America in Vincennes on September 27th.
The other finalists were: L’Ile des amours éternelles by Daina Chaviano, Dawson kid by Simon Girard, De Niro’s game by Rawi Hage, L’Intégriste malgré lui by Mohsin Hamid, Bêtes sans patrie by Uzodinma Iweala, and Les Hommes perdus by Brian Leung.

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James Cañón has been awarded a 2008 NYFA Fellowship in Fiction.

> READ the New York Foundation for the Arts Press Release.

» Posted by Santiago, on Sun, September 14, 2008
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Tales from the Town of Widows, a finalist in the “One Brown Book, One Nation” Program.

In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, LatinoStories.Com has announced this year’s selection for its “One Brown Book, One Nation” program that highlights Latino literature across the United States and promotes one book by a Latino author. This year’s winner, Bless Me, Ultima by Chicano author Rudolfo Anaya was hailed for its powerful prose by a national committee. It was originally published in 1972.  The other two finalists in this year’s program were James Cañón’s Tales from the Town of Widows and Fred Arroyo’s The Region of Lost Names.

» Posted by Santiago, on Sun, September 14, 2008
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