The Last Island
First edition cover of Canadian release
|September 1, 2002|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover & Paperback)|
The Last Island: A Naturalist's Sojourn on Triangle Island is a non-fiction memoir, written by Canadian writer Alison Watt, first published in September 2002 by Harbour Publishing. In the book, the author chronicles her return to Triangle Island, a bird sanctuary off the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Watt spent four months studying tufted puffins with her mentor Anne Vallee, returning 16 years later after Vallee's death. The Last Island is critically acclaimed as written in "beautiful language combined with watercolour paintings" with the power to "transport the reader to the island".
Awards and honours
The Last Island received the "Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour" in June 2012, for "the best in Canadian humour writing". The book also received shortlist recognition for the 2012 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction".
- Goodreads, , Book review, Retrieved 11/26/2012
- Faculty of Arts, 2003, , Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Alison Watt, Retrieved 11/27/2012
- The Leacock Associates, , Retrieved 11/17/2012
- , Home page, Retrieved 11/27/2012
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