MacEwan University's Book of the Year for 2014/15 is The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. The 2015/16 Book of the Year will be announced at the end of August.
Since its inception in 1997, the Book of the Year program has been guided by a committee of faculty, staff and students.
Each year, a work of contemporary Canadian fiction is chosen by the committee from nominations by the university community. The committee bases its selection on the book's appeal and its potential to generate interest and discussion at MacEwan University.
In addition to the book being taught in English classes across the university, an exciting tradition of this program is the on-campus visit of the book’s author to discuss the book with students, staff and faculty. Activities held during the author’s visit include readings, workshops, Wall of Fame reception, and a student contest.
The Book of the Year is sponsored by MacEwan University's Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE), the Department of English, the Library, the mStore, as well as the Students' Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) and the Edmonton Public Library.