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Alberta Readers’ Choice Award longlists revealed

Richard Van Camp (photo: Laughing Dog Photography)

Richard Van Camp (photo: Laughing Dog Photography)

The Edmonton Public Library has released the longlist for the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award. The five finalists will be named via social media starting April 25. Readers can vote for their top pick starting June 4.

The longlist is as follows:

  • Laurel Deedrick-Mayne, A Wake for the Dreamland (Friesen Press)
  • Typer Enfield, Madder Carmine (Enfield & Wizenty)
  • Will Ferguson, Road Trip Rwanda (Viking Canada)
  • Shawna Lemay, Rumi and the Red Handbag (Palimpsest Press)
  • Tracey Lindberg, Birdie (HarperCollins Canada)
  • Patti Laboucane-Benson and Kelly Mellings, The Outside Circle (House of Anansi Press)
  • Jennifer Quist, Sistering (Linda Leith Publishing)
  • Bradley Somer, Fishbowl (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Mark Spector, The Battle of Alberta (McClelland & Stewart)
  • Richard Van Camp, Night Moves (Enfield & Wizenty)