Playwright Wren Handman of Vancouver has won the Best New Play citation at the Victoria International Fringe Festival as well as the Theatre in the Raw New Play Contest. Her first YA novel Last Cut (Lorimer $9.95) is an edgy look at the dangers that can befall a naive teen actor in the film business. When she doesn't get the lead role in the school play, Caitlin Myers lies about her age and secretly takes a small role as a girl in a bikini in a low budget slasher movie. Soon overwhelmed and out of her depth, she can't face the shame of letting her parents and boyfriend know about her debasement in a crass world that is far removed from her dreams of stardom.


Last Cut (Lorimer 2012) $9.95 978-1-45940-187-7

[BCBW 2013]