Nanaimo author earns nomination

Susan Juby's novel The Woefield Poultry Collective shortlisted for Leacock medal

Author Susan Juby’s novel, The Woefield Poultry Collective, was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. The winner of the prize will be announced April 26.

“Being nominated for a Leacock is a tremendous honour because so many of my literary heroes have been Leacock winners and I’m proud to be associated with our fine tradition of funny Canadian writers,” Juby said.

Juby has been teaching creative writing at Vancouver Island University for more than three years. Her next course, Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (CREW 202), will be offered next fall.

The Woefield Poultry Collective is Juby’s first book for adult readers.

Her highly successful Alice MacLeod series, set in Smithers, B.C., was written for young adults. Alice, I Think was turned into a TV series.

Juby’s new novel, Bright’s Light, will be released by HarperCollins in August.