- Becky Parson
Now, we all know that plaques and trophies are dust and painful-speech magnets, but they still give us a hiccup of excitement. Right after receiving two Atlantic Book Awards nominations—-including the big guy, the Thomas Raddall—-filmmaker-turned-author Shandi Mitchell’s Under This Unbroken Sky has won the Commonwealth Prize Best First Book (Canada/Caribbean).
Mitchell is on her way to India to receive the prize, but she'll back back in time for the Atlantic Book Awards. For a complete list of events and nominees go to atlanticbookawards.ca.