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Lesley Choyce

Lesley Choyce continues his literary dominance, picking up yet another win for best author. According to Choyce, “I think the only reason I do well in this is because I surf.” With all due respect, we think there’s more to it than that. Choyce has most recently focused his considerable writing talents on young adult fiction. “The two most recent [novels] were called Smoke and Mirrors and Shoulder the Sky. What I was trying to do was to write about 16-year-olds without doing any of the watered-down stuff that we used to have to do in teenage novels,” explains Choyce. “I tried to have flat-out really interesting, sophisticated characters; very unique individuals dealing with complex problems.”

1st runner-up Donna Morrisey

2nd runner-up Joey Comeau

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