O'Leary named "Recommended Canadian Author of the Year"
"The award was a complete surprise, as I did not even know I had been nominated," O'Leary said, when informed, on arriving at the Ottawa Congress Centre the following afternoon. "I had only come up to give a workshop."
The CBA Canada booksellers determine the award by a private in-group poll. Results were announced on August 28, 2005.
P.S.: I don't know why the photo you should see in the box on the right is not displaying. I think it's Blogger's problem, not mine. - d.