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Thirteen Canadian writers shortlisted for 2023 High Plains Book Awards

The High Plains Book Awards have announced the finalists for the 2023 prizes, with winners to be named in October.

The book awards recognize regional authors and/or literary works that examine and reflect life on the High Plains, including Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas.

The Canadian finalists are:

Creative Nonfiction


Indigenous Writer

  • Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii) and Andrew Stobo Sniderman, Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation (HarperCollins)


Short Stories

Woman Writer

Children’s Picture Book

Children’s Middle Grade Book

Young Adult Book

Correction, June 16, 2023: Thirteen, not twelve Canadian authors have been shortlisted for the 2023 High Plains Book Awards. Brady Harrison’s short story collection The Term Between was initially not included in the list.

By: Q&Q Staff

June 14th, 2023

12:07 pm

Category: Awards, Industry News

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