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ReLit continues month-long celebration by announcing 2019 winners

ReLit, the 20-year-old prize honouring books published by independent presses, continues its month-long marathon of awards with the announcement of the 2019 winners. Though ReLit took the past four years off, the prize is celebrating its return under new executive director Katherine Alexandra Harvey by honouring books from the years it missed.

Winners were named in three categories: poetry, short fiction, and novels. The full 2019 shortlists, representing work published in 2018, are featured on ReLit’s website. Shortlists for the 2020 awards will be published on April 19 with winners announced on April 23, and the 2021 shortlists will be published on April 26 with winners announced on April 30.

Sit How You Want, Robin Richardson (Signal Editions)

Short fiction

All the Lonely People, Barry Callaghan (Exile Editions)


Marry, Bang, Kill, Andrew Battershill (Goose Lane Editions)