Actor and filmmaker Seth Rogen, journalist Jesse Wente and Olympian Perdita Felicien are shortlisted for the 2022 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize.
The annual $10,000 prize recognizes the year’s best debut books by Canadian writers. This year, winners from three categories will be selected: nonfiction, literary fiction and romance.
Rogen is nominated in the nonfiction category for Yearbook, a collection of funny true stories from his stand-up comedy career as a teenager and adventures with famous people in Los Angeles.
Rogen is a comedy titan from Vancouver known for writing films like Superbad, starring in the Neighbours trilogy, The Interview and Knocked Up and producing hit TV shows like Invincible and The Boys.