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ReLit Award nominees include Ken Babstock, Lee Maracle


The shortlist for the 2015 ReLit Awards, recognizing the best novels and poetry and short fiction collections released by independent Canadian publishers in a given year, was released on New Year’s Eve.


  • Nelly Arcan; David Homel and Jacob Homel, trans., Hysteric (Anvil Press)
  • Jackie Bateman, Savour (Anvil)
  • Elizabeth Copeland, Jazz (Quattro Books)
  • Jesse Gilmour, The Green Hotel (Quattro)
  • Beth Goobie, The First Principles of Dreaming (Second Story Press)
  • Darren Greer, Just Beneath My Skin (Cormorant Books)
  • Andrew Kaufman, The Tiny Wife (Cormorant)
  • Bertrand Laerdure, Universal Bureau of Copyrights (BookThug)
  • Lee Maracle, Celia’s Song (Cormorant)
  • Wendy McGrath, North East (NeWest Press)
  • Christine Miscione, Carafola (Mansfield Press)
  • Guillaume Morissette, New Tab (Véhicule Press)
  • Alisha Piercy, Bunny and Shark (BookThug)
  • Ursula Pflug; S.K. Dyment, illus., Motion Sickness (Inanna Publications)
  • Lisa Pike, My Grandmother’s Pill (Guernica Editions)
  • Ken Rivard, Motherwild (Thistledown Press)
  • Chelsea Rooney, Pedal (Caitlin Press)
  • Margaret Sweatman, Mr. Jones (Goose Lane Publications)
  • Wayne Tefs, Barker (Turnstone Press)
  • Russell Wangersky, Walt (House of Anansi Press)
  • Jacob Wren, Polyamorous Love Song (BookThug)


  • Ken Babstock, On Malice (Coach House Books)
  • Dani Couture, Yaw (Mansfield)
  • Jen Currin, School (Coach House)
  • Frank Davey, Poems Suited to Current Material Conditions (Mansfield)
  • Brecken Hancock, Broom Broom (Coach House)
  • Aisha Sasha John, Thou (BookThug)
  • Michael Lista, The Scarborough (Signal Editions/Véhicule)
  • Susan Paddon, Two Tragedies in 429 Breaths (Brick Books)
  • Stan Rogel, After Words (Guernica)
  • Rolli, Mavor’s Bones (8th House Publishing)
  • Sina Queyras, M x T (Coach House)
  • Jeffrey Round, In the Museum of Leonardo Da Vinci (Tightrope Books)
  • Blair Trewartha, Easy Fix (Palimpsest Press)
  • Peter Unwin, When We Were Old (Cormorant)
  • Sheri-D Wilson, Against Women (Frontenac House Press)
  • Deanna Young, House Dreams (Brick)

Short fiction

Winners of this year’s ReLit Rings will be announced in January.


January 4th, 2016

5:41 pm

Category: Awards

Tagged with: ReLit Awards