National Post Book of the Year

Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush has been named a National Post Book of the Year for 2016. Here’s what the editors wrote:

Powell’s story collection received nods from the Giller Prize, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Awards in 2016, all for the author’s first prose publication after two well-received collections of poetry. As reviewer Naomi Skwarna says of the stories in William de Kooning’s Paintbrush, “Each one feels like the favourite until the next.”