Yoshida’s Sword places Second

Some recent good news. My manuscript, Yoshida’s Sword, placed second for the David Adams Richards Prize, a national competition for unpublished manuscripts sponsored by the Writers Federation of New Brunswick.

The judge, Darren Greer, wrote: “Yoshida’s Sword is an interesting exploration of Japanese/Canadian history and culture, and the broader culture of a man displaced. A literary story with an appealing element of historical suspense.”

Thank you WFNB and Darren Greer.

The story, a mix of history and fiction, tells about:

  • a national treasure of Japan that was found in Canada,
  • the dispossession and expulsion of Japanese Canadians during World War II, and
  • a failed military coup.

It is currently awaiting publication. More later …


Posted on May 8, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Sylvia Fukami

    I look forward to reading Yoshida’s Sword by Neil McKinnon .Neil has the ability to relate his readers to his characters .One feels like they Know someone just like the characters portrayed in his books.I enjoy his laugh out loud humour and yet when he writes stories with serious content the poignancy remains long after the story has been read .

  2. Congratulations on your well deserved prize! I’m so proud of you!

  3. Well deserved prize for a very talented author!

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