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Dean Jobb, Sue Goyette, Elisabeth de Mariaffi among East Coast Literary Award nominees

Elisabeth de Mariaffi (photo: Ayelet Tsabari)

Elisabeth de Mariaffi (photo: Ayelet Tsabari)

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:

J.M. Abraham Poetry Award:

Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award: