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 My manuscript, Yoshida’s Sword, placed second for the David Adams Richards Prize, a national competition for unpublished manuscripts sponsored by the Writers Federation of New Brunswick.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