Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Louise Penny Honored with Order of Canada

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Louise Penny
Author Louise Penny, whose work includes the award-winning Armand Gamache mystery series, has been appointed to the Order of Canada. One of the country's highest civilian honors, it recognizes "outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation."

Penny was honored for capturing "the ima nations of readers in Canada and around the world. Following an 18-year career as a journalist and host with the CBC, she turned to her passion of writing. Her bestselling mysteries, set in Quebec's Eastern Townships, have garnered international acclaim and have given readers a sense of this region's unique culture. A generous mentor, she fosters the development of her fellow writers and established the Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Novel, a contest for emerging authors."

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