Russell Wangersky's Whirl Away

On September 21, Halifax native Russell Wangersky won the $25,000 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award given by the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia. He's currently living and working in St. John's, Newfoundland, and is on "book leave" from his job as a columnist/editor at The Telegram. He's working on his newest novel, Walt, scheduled for publication in the fall of 2014.

From the caretaker of a prairie amusement park to the lone occupant of a collapsing Newfoundland town, from a travelling sports drink marketer with a pressing need to get off the road to an elevator inspector who finds himself losing his marriage while sensuously burying himself in the tastes and smells of the kitchen, these are people who spin wildly out of control, finding themselves in a new and different world.