Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize Finalist

TanglesSarah Leavitt
Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me
Freehand Books


About the Book

In this powerful graphic memoir, Sarah Leavitt uses the medium of comics to tell the story of her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. In spare black and white drawings and clear, candid prose, Leavitt shares her family’s journey through a harrowing range of emotions while learning to cope and managing to find moments of happiness. Tangles provides a window on the complexity of Alzheimer’s disease, and gradually reveals a touching and unbreakable bond between a mother and a daughter.

About the Author

Sarah Leavitt writes both prose and comics. She has written short documentaries for Definitely Not the Opera on CBC Radio, and her non-fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Nobody’s Mother and Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. Tangles is her first book.




Woodcock Fund



Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing


September 19 for books published between June 20 and September 18, 2018


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


July 18 for books published between May 16 and Sept 30, 2018


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