Jurors must read and debate four contemporary Canadian books, two in English and two in French, and vote for a winner. The winning author will then be invited to come meet the jury at an event during the Frye Festival.
Books are provided to jurors and there is no cost to participate. The program is open to students in grades 9 to 12 in New Brunswick. However, jurors are expected to attend debates and the author meeting in person in Moncton.
The shortlist (books to read)
1st debate: Saturday, December 10 at the Riverview Public Library
This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki (House of Anansi Press)
Paul a un travail d'été by Michel Rabagliati (La Pastèque) WINNER OF THE FIRST DEBATE!
We are happy to announce that Paul a un travail d'été by Michel Rabagliati is the winner of the first round of Frye Academy VIII!
2nd debate: Saturday, February 18 at the Dieppe Public Library
Le vent en parle encore by Michel Jean (Libre expression)
Wake the Stone Man by Carol McDougall (Fernwood Publishing) WINNER OF THE SECOND DEBATE!
The winner will be announced during our Preview Party on Tuesday, March 21!
Event with winning author
Frye Festival, April 22 to 29, 2017 at the Moncton Public Library
The debates and the author meeting are open to the public.
Many thanks to House of Anansi Press, La Pastèque, Fernwood Publishing and Libre expression for their generous donation of books, making it possible for us to provide books free of charge to each jury member.