2016 Atlantic Book Awards Shortlist Announced

The Atlantic Book Awards Society recently announced the shortlist for this year's slate of awards, celebrating the best writing published by local authors over the last twelve months. This year thirteen awards will be handed out, including the inaugural Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction.

Congratulations to our members and their authors:

Breakwater Books & editor Lisa Moore for Racket: New Writing Made in Newfoundland, nominated for APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award

Creative Book Publishing & Catherine Hogan Safer for Wild Pieces

Gaspereau Press & Carole Glasser Langille for I Am What I Am Because You Are What You Are, nominated for the Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction

Goose Lane Editions & Mark Anthony Jarman for Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, nominated for the Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction and the New Brunswick Book Award for Fiction; Nicholas Guitard for The Lost Wilderness: Rediscovering W.F. Ganong’s New Brunswick, nominated for the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Book Award for Non-fiction

NeWest Press & R.W. Gray for Entropic, nominated for the New Brunswick Book Award for Fiction

Pedlar Press & Robert Mellin for Winter in Tilting: Slide Hauling in a Newfoundland Outport, nominated for APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award

Signature Editions & Michael Pacey for Electric Affinities, nominated for the Westminster Books Award for Poetry

The Awards will be handed out during the 2016 Atlantic Book Festival that runs April 20-27 with events taking place in all four provinces. Winners will be announced at a special bilingual awards show on the last night of the festival on April 27th in Moncton. For more information about the awards and a full list of this year's nominees, please visit the Atlantic Book Awards website.