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Heritage and History Book Award nominees announced

The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced the shortlists for the 2014 Heritage and History Book Awards. The prize alternates annually between fiction and children’s/YA literature, and non-fiction and poetry, with this year’s awards recognizing the former two genres.

The nominees are:


  • The Stranger’s Gallery, Paul Bowdring (Nimbus Publishing)
  • Finton Moon, Gerard Collins (Creative Books)
  • Say Nothing Saw Wood, Joel Thomas Hynes (Running the Goat Books & Broadsides)


  • Saltwater Joys, Wayne Chaulk; Dawn Baker, illus. (Flanker Press)
  • The Wonderful Dogfish Racket, Tom Dawe; C. Anne MacLeod, illus. (Flanker Press)
  • Almost Home: The Sinking of the SS Caribou, Jennifer Morgan (Breakwater Books)

The winners will be announced Dec. 9 at a ceremony preceding the WANL’s Christmas party at the Ship Pub in St. John’s.