National Magazine Award-winning writer Joshua Knelman, whose book Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives through the Secret World of Stolen Art began life as a NMA-winning investigative story in The Walrus, has been named the 2012 winner of the prestigious Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction from Wilfried Laurier University in Waterloo.
We profiled Joshua and his remarkable book in our Off the Page interview segment last spring, outlining the story of how his NMA success helped pave the way for the book project.
The Edna Staebler Award was established in 1991 by writer and literary journalist Edna Staebler. It recognizes a Canadian writer of a first or second published book with a Canadian locale and/or significance. The annual winner receives a prize of $10,000.