C.A. Sharpe and A.J. Shawyer win The Honourable Edward Roberts History Book Award
At the 2022 Manning Award presentation on June 9, C.A. Sharpe and A.J. Shawyer (Corner Windows and Cul-de-Sacs: The Remarkable Story of Newfoundland's First Garden Suburb) were awarded the 2022 Honourable Edward Roberts History Book Award, presented by the Historic Sites Association to recognize a work of non-fiction that exemplifies excellence in the interpretation of the heritage and history of Newfoundland and Labrador. The award, previously known as the Heritage and History Book Award was renamed this year to honour the late Edward Roberts QC for his extensive efforts researching, preserving, and presenting the history of the province.
Corner Windows and Cul-de-Sacs chronicles the very human story of the post-war expansion of St. John's, centering on the building of Churchill Park, a garden suburb that would lead to the abandonment and demolition of the city's derelict housing.
Congratulations to authors Chris and Jo, and to shortlisted authors Andrea Procter (A Long Journey: Residential Schools in Labrador and Newfoundland), and Beverley Diamond (On Record: Audio Recording, Mediation, and Citizenship in Newfoundland and Labrador).