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July 10, 2008

Audrey Thomas made Officer of the Order of Canada

On July 1, 2008, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaƫlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced 75 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include five Companions (C.C.), 26 Officers (O.C.), and 43 Members (C.M.), as well as one Honorary Officer. Among the Officers is three-time Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize winner, Audrey Thomas. The Galiano Island and Victoria-based short story writer and novelist won BC Book Prizes for Intertidal Life(1985), Wild Blue Yonder (1991) and Coming Down from Wa (1996). Her novel, Tattycoram, was shortlisted in 2006. Ms. Thomas has also received the $15,000 W.O. Mitchell Award (2001), the Marian Engel Award (1987), the $3,000 Canada-Australia Prize (1989), the Canada-Scotland Literary Fellowship (1985-86) and a National Magazine Award. More than 25 of her plays and stories have been broadcast on CBC. Congratulations, Audrey. More

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