Friday, May 11, 2018

Your 2018 Atlantic Book Award winners

Posted By on Fri, May 11, 2018 at 10:40 AM

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Thirteen awards were handed out last night at Paul O'Regan Hall to the authors, illustrators and publishers representing the best of the past year in Atlantic Canadian literary offerings. The winners:

Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction
Barrelling Forward by Eva Crocker (House of Anansi Press)

Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature
The Painting by Charis Cotter (Tundra Books)

Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association’s Best Atlantic-Published Book Award
Goose Lane Editions for Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa by Joanna Henry, Ilana Landberg-Lewis

Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing
The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest by Joan Baxter (Pottersfield Press)

The Robbie Robertson Dartmouth Book Award
(Non-Fiction)

The Sea Was In Their Blood: The Disappearance of the Miss Ally’s Five-Man Crew by Quentin Casey (Nimbus Publishing)

Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing
Nova Scotia at War, 1914-1919 by Brian Douglas Tennyson
(Nimbus Publishing)

Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award
The Long Way Home: A Personal History of Nova Scotia by
John DeMont (McClelland & Stewart)

Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction)
Peninsula Sinking by David Huebert (Biblioasis)

J.M. Abraham Poetry Award
All the Names Between by Julia McCarthy (Brick Books)

Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration
Sydney Smith for Town is by the Sea, written by Joanne Schwartz
(Groundwood Books)

Margaret and John Savage First Book Award (Fiction)
All is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber (McClelland & Stewart)

Margaret and John Savage First Book Award (Non-Fiction)
Just Jen: Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis by Jen Powley (Roseway Publishing)

Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award
Blood Fable by Oisin Curran (Book*hug)
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