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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Andrew Steinmetz - Ottawa Book Award

Andrew Steinmetz - Ottawa Book Award
Andrew Steinmetz is the 2009 Ottawa Book Award for "Eva’s Threepenny Theatre" (Gaspereau Press)
Here is what the jury had to say about his book:
“A compelling and unique blend of fiction and memoir, Eva’s Threepenny Theatre explores the life of Steinmetz’s great-aunt Eva through her tumultuous childhood in Germany before the Second World War, to her involvement in Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera, to her life in post-war Berlin and her old age in Canada. In an extraordinary feat of form echoing content, the story is told in shards, like glass shattered during Kristellnacht. At times devastating and poignant, at times hilarious, this book is brilliant and profound.”

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