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Atlantic Book Awards reveal 2022 shortlists

The Atlantic Book Awards Society has announced the shortlists for this year’s Atlantic Book Awards, which celebrate excellence in Atlantic Canadian writing across 12 categories.

The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at a gala in Halifax on June 9 as part of the Atlantic Book Awards Festival.

Evelyn Richardson Nonfiction Award

  • Stephen Kimber, Alexa!: Changing the Face of Canadian Politics (Goose Lane Editions)
  • Susan MacLeod, Dying for Attention: A Graphic Memoir of Nursing Home Care (Conundrum Press)
  • Donna Morrissey, Pluck: A Memoir of a Newfoundland Childhood and the Raucous, Terrible, Amazing Journey to Becoming a Novelist (Penguin Random House Canada)

George Borden Writing for Change Award

Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction)

Margaret and John Savage First Book Award (Fiction)

Margaret and John Savage First Book Award (Nonfiction)

Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction

Ann Connor Brimer Award for Atlantic Canadian Children’s Literature

APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award

  • Breakwater Books, My Indian by Saqamaw Mi’sel Joe & Sheila O’Neill
  • Goose Lane Editions, Alexa! Changing the Face of Canadian Politics by Stephen Kimber
  • Goose Lane Editions with The Rooms Corporation, Future Possible: An Art History of Newfoundland and Labrador by Mireille Eagan

Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing

J. M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award

Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration

  • Marie Lafrance, Gemma and the Giant Girl, written by Sara O’Leary (Tundra)
  • Alea Marley, This is Ruby written by Sara O’Leary (Tundra)
  • Réjean Roy, Le Géant du Nord Canadien written by Réjean Roy (Bouton d’or Acadie)

Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award


April 25th, 2022

2:58 pm

Category: Awards, Industry News

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