Josip Novakovich, a creative writing professor in the Department of English, is a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize for fiction. The winner will be announced on May 22, 2013 in London: The Man Booker Prize.com. The nomination is also mentioned by CBC news, The National Post, The Toronto Star, CBC News, CBC News Montreal, CP24, The Huffington Post Canada, Macleans, Yahoo! Canada News,The Winnipeg Free Press, The Vancouver Sun, The Halifax Herald, News 1130, City News Toronto, The Guelph Mercury, The Record, 680 News, News Talk 980, Parset and 660 News.
Le Devoir, La Presse and Métro feature small piece on Novakovich’s writing and his life. The Malaysian Insider gives brief biographies of Novakovich and the other 10 finalists. A news advisory from the Canadian Press announces that he became a finalist: TMC, Equities and Contact Center Solutions Industry News.
Novakovich appeared on CBC’s Daybreak Friday, January 25.
On Thursday, January 24 The Guardian (UK) featured an article on the 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize. Nanaimo Daily News also announces that Novakovich is a finalist for the prize. The Guardian (PEI) interviews Novakovich about how becoming a finalist has rejuvenated his relationship with his publisher. The article is reprised in The Chronicle Herald, The Journal Pioneer, News 1130, The Westman Journal, The Daily Herald, Yorkton This Week, The Estevan Mercury, The Times Colonist, EZ Rock 106.1, Truro Daily News, The Western Star, Yahoo! News Canada, TB Newswatch, CP24, Metro and CJAD 800, among others. A French version of this article appears in Métro.
The Globe and Mail (online only) and Le Devoir (subscription only) also interview Novakovich. An editorial on Novakovich appears in The Globe and Mail. He also appeared on HRT, a national Croatian news channel,