Press for The Boat People
"This year, adjudicator Trudy Morgan Cole chose Sharon Bala’s manuscript, Boat People. Publishers should take note of this name, that’s been popping up everywhere in the last 2 years, and now, in a rare — maybe unprecedented — display of her potential, she’s won TWO Arts & Letters awards in the same year: short fiction and the Percy Janes First Novel Award." - The Overcast
Winners Announced for the 2015 NL Arts and Letters Awards - The Overcast, May 2015
Eva Crocker, Sharon Bala, and Susie Taylor Shortlisted for the $5,000 Fresh Fish Award - The Overcast, October 2015
Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers Shortlist Revealed - Quill and Quire, October 2015
My fellow finalists and I joined Angela Antle to discuss the Fresh Fish award and read from our manuscripts - CBC radio Weekend AM, November 8 2015 (18 minutes)
Press for Racket
"Bala is indeed a sharp and evocative writer, who has earned impressive awards all year long." - Chad Pelley reviews Racket in The Overcast's November issue.
Racket Rings in a New Wave of Local Authors - The Overcast, November 2015
A Captivating Collection - Joan Sullivan deems Racket a "satisfying package" in her review for The Telegram (November 30, 2015)
Lisa Moore writing students create Racket - CBC.ca story, October 20, 2015
Morgan Murray and I made a racket on CBC radio's Weekend AM show with Angela Antle. October 17, 2015.