I'm thrilled and honoured that boYs has won the Winterset award this year. Special thanks to founder Richard Gwyn, to jurors John Doyle, Danine Farquharson and Noah Richler, and to the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. Thanks also to Janet Russell of Rattling Books for the story, link below. I look forward to Winterset in Summer festivities this August in Eastport, and to reading the work of fellow finalists Paul Rowe (The Silent Time, Killick Press) and George Rose (Cod: The Ecological History of the North Atlantic Fisheries). Very special thanks to my editor John Metcalf, and publisher Dan Wells.