The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia has announced its shortlist for the 2016 East Coast Literary Awards, which celebrate non-fiction, poetry, and fiction by Atlantic Canadian writers.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Halifax on June 4.
Selected from 69 submissions, the shortlisted writers are:
Evelyn Richardson Non-fiction Award:
- Dean Jobb, Empire of Deception: From Chicago to Nova Scotia – The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation (HarperCollins)
- Marq de Villiers, Back to the Well (Goose Lane Editions)
- Gary L. Saunders, My Life With Trees (Gaspereau Press)
J.M. Abraham Poetry Award:
- Phillip Crymble, Not Even Laughter (Salmon Poetry)
- John Wall Barger, The Book of Festus (Palimpsest Press)
- Sue Goyette, The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl (Gaspereau)
Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award: