Catherine Hernandez's novel Scarborough
has been shortlisted for the 2017 City of Toronto Award.
What the judges said: "Rooted from within the worldview and place it portrays, Scarborough
is an intimate portrait of a community with all its nuances and desires deftly captured. Through this novel, Hernandez invites us to engage in both the subtle and the sharp, the ordinary and the extraordinary; which, at its best, is what Toronto is all about. Brick by brick, life by life, Scarborough
delivers an orchestral impact, one small, beautiful voice at a time."
The 2017 Awards will be handed out October 12 at the Toronto Reference Library's Bram and Bluma Appel Salon. Catherine and the other finalists will read from their works at Word on the Street
on September 24, and at the Toronto Public Library's S. Walter Stewart branch on October 3.
For more information, see the Toronto Book Award website here