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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Congrats to the Atlantic Book Awards winners!

Good wording, everybody

Posted By on Thu, May 22, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Stephanie Domet - KRISTA COMEAU
  • Krista Comeau
  • Stephanie Domet

So many bright and creative literary minds converged in PEI last night for the Atlantic Book Awards ceremony, including our 2013 Literary Issue cover subject Stephanie Domet. The eleven award-winning books, publishers and authors/illustrators are:

1. Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature
Nix Minus One, by Jill MacLean, published by Pajama Press

2. Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association’s Best Atlantic-Published Book Award, Sponsored by Friesens Corporation
Acorn Press for Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island by Jesse Francis and A.J.B. Johnston

3. Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing, Sponsored by Marquis Book Printing
Black Loyalists: Southern Settlers of Nova Scotia’s First Free Black Communities by Ruth Holmes Whitehead, published by Nimbus Publishing

4. Dartmouth Book Award for Non-fiction in Memory of Robbie Robertson Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Dartmouth
Scapegoat: the extraordinary legal proceedings following the 1917 Halifax Explosion by Joel Zemel, published by New World Publishing

5. Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing
The August Gales: The Tragic Loss of Fishing Schooners in the North Atlantic, 1926 and 1927, by Gerald Hallowell, published by Nimbus Publishing

6. Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction), presented by Boyne Clarke
Fallsy Downsies, by Stephanie Domet, published by Invisible Publishing

7. Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration
Susan Tooke for Lasso the Wind: Aurélia’s Verses and Other Poems, written by George Elliott Clarke, published by Nimbus Publishing

8. Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, Sponsored by Collins Barrow, Weed Man and the Savage Family
Turn Us Again by Charlotte R. Mendel, published by Roseway Publishing

Congrats, all. You guys are some great.

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