Seth Rogen, Jesse Wente, Perdita Felicien shortlisted for $10K Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

Apr 14, 2022

From left: Seth Rogen, Jesse Wente and Perdita Felicien are 2022 Kobo Emerging Writer finalists. (Maarten de Boer, Red Works 2021, CBC)

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. 

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