BPAA Announces 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta recently announced the shortlist for their 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The Awards are given out every year, showcasing the best in Alberta writing and publishing across 12 different categories. The shortlists are selected by jurors from across the country, and the publishing spectrum.

Congratulations to our membes & their authors on their nominations:

Banff Centre Press ~

Toward.Some.Air., edited by Fred Wah and Amy De’Ath, for the Scholarly and Academic Award

Freehand Books ~ Publisher of the Year Award

The Afterlife of Birds by Elizabeth Philips for the Trade Fiction Award
The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal Samuel for the Trade Fiction Award
The Swallows Uncaged by Elizabeth McLean for the Book Design Award (design by Natalie Olsen)
Welcome to the Circus by Rhonda Douglas for the Trade Fiction Award

NeWest Press ~

Entropic by R.W. Gray for the Book Design Award (design by Natalie Olsen)
Hillsdale Book by Gerald Hill for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry
Meadowlark by Wendi Stewart for the Cover Design Award (design by Michel Vrana) and the Trade Fiction Award
Memory Serves by Lee Maracle for the Trade Non-Fiction Award
A Revision of Forward by Wendy McGrath for the Book Design Award (design by Natalie Olsen)
Things You’ve Inherited from Your Mother by Hollie Adams for the Cover Design Award (design by Vikki Wierczinski)

Winners will be revealed at a public gala dinner at the Hotel Arts in Calgary on Friday, September 16th. To learn more about these awards, the association, and to view a full list of this year's nominees, please visit the BPAA website.