K.R. Byggdin wins $30,000 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award

WONDER WORLD, the debut novel by queer novelist K.R. Byggdin wins the 2023 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award

At the Atlantic Book Awards ceremony in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Manitoban ex-pat K.R. Byggdin was announced as the winner of $30,000 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Byggdin’s debut novel Wonder World, published by Manitoba publisher Enfield & Wizenty, is a refreshing coming-of-age story that challenges stereotypes of rural life. Of the book, the Raddall jury said, “As funny and sassy as it is poignant and observant, Wonder World is a virtuoso exploration of love and hope, a story of building bridges to family and community while staying true to oneself.”  

More information on the award and the other nominees can be found at the Atlantic Book Awards website.