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Newfoundland’s Heritage and History Book Awards nominees announced

Gift Horse, Mark Callanan

The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced the finalists for the 2013 Heritage and History Book Awards in the categories of non-fiction and poetry. The awards, which honour works that “exemplify excellence in the interpretation of the history and heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador,” alternate between poetry and non-fiction one year, and children’s/YA books the following year.

The non-fiction nominees are:

Patricia Grattan, City Seen: Artists’ Views of St. John’s 1785″“2010 (WinterPlace Projects)
George Gregoire, Walk With My Shadow (Creative Book Publishing)
Shannon Ryan, A History of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic to 1818 (Flanker Press)

The poetry nominees are:

Mark Callanan, Gift Horse (Véhicule Press)
Robin Durnford, A Lovely Gutting (McGill-Queen’s University Press)

Shortlisted authors will read from their work Dec. 10 at the Ship Pub in St. John’s, where the winners will be announced.