The Taste of Hunger: KOBZAR Book Award Shortlist - Freehand Books

The Taste of Hunger: KOBZAR Book Award Shortlist

We have huge news: Barbara Joan Scott and her novel, The Taste of Hunger, about Ukrainian homesteaders in the early twentieth century, have been shortlisted for Canada’s largest Ukrainian-Canadian literary award.

The KOBZARâ„¢ Book Award “recognizes outstanding contributions to Canadian literary arts by authors who write on a topic with a tangible connection to Ukrainian Canadians.”

The other shortlisted authors are:

Myrna Kostash with Ghosts in a Photograph
Adrian Lysenko with Five Stalks of Grain (illustrated by Ivanka Theodosia Galadza)
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch with Winterkill
Andrew Stobo Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson with Valley of the Birdtail

The winner will be announced at a gala in Winnipeg on Thursday, May 21, 2024.

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