Edmonton, December 15, 2015—Along with Marty Chan, Wayne Arthurson has been selected as one of two writers-in-residence for 2016, as awarded by the Metro Foundation, a consortium of four local libraries in the Edmonton area.
As well as offering a series of workshops, special events, and consultations, Arthurson will also spend his time working on his Camp 133 series, the first of which will be published in Fall 2016 under the Ravenstone imprint.
Set during World War ll, The Traitors of Camp 133 is the first in a series of mystery novels set in the southern Alberta German prisoner of war camps. The novel begins in July of 1944, not long after the Normandy invasion. Captain Mueller, a former tank officer teaching in the camp’s education system is found dead. Neumann, head of civil security at Camp 133, a beat cop of sorts, investigates the apparent suicide only to determine that the man has been murdered. The heat is on as Neumann attempts to navigate the political and social intricacies of the camp, strives to learn the truth behind Mueller’s death, bring justice to those responsible, and avoid being labeled as a traitor in the process.
Wayne Arthurson is the son of a French Canadian mother and a Cree father. He has been a reporter, editor, semi-professional clown, punk rock drummer, reality show participant, and novelist. He has 10 previously published books including the Leo Desroches mystery series Fall from Grace and A Killing Winter. Fall from Grace won the 2012 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award.
Founded in a Winnipeg pub in 1976 to publish chapbooks by Manitoba poets, Turnstone Press has become one of the most highly regarded book publishers in western Canada, publishing not only poetry but also fiction, literary criticism and non-fiction. In 1998 Turnstone Press launched Ravenstone Books, an imprint dedicated to mysteries, thrillers, and noir fiction. Turnstone Press is committed to our literary and cultural role in Canada and our mandate reflects this. We publish only Canadian authors or landed immigrants, we strive to publish a significant number of new writers, and to publish in a variety of genres.
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