The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia has announced the winners of this year’s East Coast Literary Awards. The prizes, given out for fiction, poetry and non-fiction, go to the best works by writers who live full-time in Atlantic Canada. A jury of Atlantic Canadian literary professionals selected the winners from a total of 79 eligible titles.
- Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award ($25,000) – Donna Morrissey, The Fortunate Brother (Viking Canada)
- J.M. Abraham Poetry Award ($2,000) – Jennifer Houle, The Back Channels (Signature Editions)
- Evelyn Richardson Non-fiction Award ($2,000) – Erin Wunker, Notes From a Feminist Killjoy: Essays on Everyday Life (BookThug)
The awards were announced at a gala on May 31 at the Halifax Central Library.