Congratulations to author Michael Martineck for making the final ballot of the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award, a prestigious Canadian literary award that comes with, well, prestige, and a hefty $10,000 cash prize.
I reviewed Cinco de Mayo, Martineck’s nominated book, a little while ago, and thoroughly enjoyed it. While I confess to not having read any of the other nominees, I can safely say that Cinco deserves some recognition. Voting is open now through the end of May, and the winner will be announced at the 2011 Alberta Book Awards Gala on June 11. You can vote once per IP address each day, so head on over and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a vote.