Kenneth Harvey's The Town That Forgot How to Breathe in February and liked it a lot. So do the Italians. It's won the Libro del Mare award. In case your Italian is as feeble as mine, here's a translation:
HARVEY WINS ITALY'S 'LIBRO DEL MARE'
Newfoundland author Kenneth J. Harvey has become the first Canadian to win Italy's 'Libro del Mare' for his book The Town That Forgot How to Breathe (La città che dimenticò di respirare).
Harvey received the award in Sanremo, Italy on July 27th during a ceremony in the rooftop garden of the Sanremo Casino. A cheque for 5,000 Euros ($7,200) was also presented.
(for press photographs of the ceremony, please visit KennethJHarvey.com)
Sanremo is situated along the Italian Riviera, and neighbours Monte Carlo, Nice and Cannes.
The 'Libro del Mare' was conceived by renowned Italian literary figure and filmmaker, Fulco Quilici, and is presented each year
to the best book published in Italy which deals with the sea.
The Town That Forgot How to Breathe has been sold in over thirteen countries, and has been translated into French, German, Italian, Russian, Dutch and other languages.