Lindsay Wong's The Woo-Woo: Hilary Weston Writers' Trust of Canada Prize for Nonfiction finalist
Lindsay Wong's debut memoir The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family has been shortlisted for the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust of Canada Prize for Nonfiction.
Also shortlisted are Antigone Undone by Will Aitken, All Things Consoled by Elizabeth Hay, Heartberries by Terese Marie Mailhot, and In Praise of Blood by Judi Rever. The award will be presented at a gala ceremony in Toronto on November 7.
Of Lindsay's book, Amanda Leduc in Quill and Quire wrote: "Darkly funny, steeped in the macabre and grotesque, The Woo-Woo is at once an unflinching portrait of a borderline abusive childhood and a testament to the power that family has to shape us for good or ill."
For more information, see the Writers' Trust of Canada website here.