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06 Apr

2016 Atlantic Book Festival Events Listing, April 20-27

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The Atlantic Book Awards Society (ABAS) has a full schedule of more than twenty free events featuring this year’s shortlisted authors and illustrators, taking place throughout Atlantic Canada from April 20-27, and culminating in the Awards show at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton, NB on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m., when the recipients of fifteen different book awards will be revealed (please note: this is the only ticketed event). In addition to the nominees previously announced, the Beacon Award for Social Justice and the ABAS Pioneer Award will also be awarded.

Philippe Beaulieu & Rayanne Brennan are hosting this year’s bilingual award show, taking place for the first time in New Brunswick. The gala award show will include music by Les Improbables and a reception will follow with the authors and book signings after the awards presentation. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.capitol.nb.ca. Books will be for sale from Tidewater Books, and there will be a silent auction.

This year’s events range from readings to panel discussions to musical performances and art workshops, with an eclectic schedule taking place in museums, pubs, libraries, churches, bookstores and schools. Events take place from Charlottetown, PEI to St. John’s, NL.  This year the Book Awards are collaborating with the Frye Festival, the Fog Lit Festival and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (New Brunswick Chapter) in presenting an eclectic mix of events.

The full event list follows:

NEW BRUNSWICK EVENTS:
Wednesday, April 20
6:30 p.m.
Join author and photographer Nicholas Guitard for a captivating audiovisual presentation on his book The Lost Wilderness: Rediscovering W.F. Ganong’s New Brunswick, shortlisted for the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Book Award for Non-fiction. A casual reception and book signing will follow. This event is presented in partnership with the Canadian Park and Wilderness Society – NB Chapter. Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte St, Fredericton.

Wednesday, April 20
7:00 p.m.
CBC’s Jacques Poitras moderates a discussion with shortlisted authors David Sullivan (Boss Gibson: Lumber King of New Brunswick) and Thom Workman (The Servant State: Overseeing Capital Accumulation in Canada). Books will be for sale by Westminster Books. Fredericton Public Library, 12 Carleton St, Fredericton

Thursday, April 21
7:00 p.m.
Ian LeTourneau, City of Fredericton Cultural Laureate, hosts an evening featuring readings by Phillip Crymble (Not Even Laughter) M. Travis Lane (Crossover) and Michael Pacey (Electric Affinities), all shortlisted for the Westminster Books Award for Poetry. Westminster Books, 445 King St, Fredericton

Friday, April 22
2:00 p.m.
Mark Anthony Jarman will read from his book Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, shortlisted for both the New Brunswick Book Award for Fiction and the Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction. The Anglican Parish Hall, 75 King Street, St. Andrews

Saturday, April 23
2:00 p.m.
Valerie Sherrard will discuss aspects of the writing life and literacy and will read from her new middle grade novel Rain Shadow, shortlisted for the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature. Newcastle Public Library, 100 Fountain Head Lane, Miramichi.

Sunday, April 24
2:00 p.m.
Join acclaimed photographer and author Nicholas Guitard for a look at the life and work of naturalist William Francis Ganong, as explored in The Lost Wilderness, shortlisted for the New Brunswick Book Awards. Books will be available for purchase. Donations to Ganong Nature Park will be graciously accepted.
Ganong Nature Park, 350 Todd’s Point Road, Dufferin

Wednesday, April 27
1:20 p.m.
Don Aker visits students at Bernice MacNaughton High School in support of his novel Delusion Road, shortlisted for the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature. Bernice MacNaughton High School, 999 St. George Blvd, Moncton

Wednesday, April 27
4:00 p.m.
Join us for a book signing with shortlisted authors, Gerard Doran (A Stroke in Time), Carole Glasser Langille (I Am What I Am Because You Are What You Are), R.W. Gray (Entropic), Catherine Hogan Safer (Wild Pieces) and Sarah Mian (When the Saints). Presented in partnership with The Frye Festival. Librairie du Festival bookstore, Delta Beauséjour, 750 Main St, Moncton.

Thursday, April 28
5:00 p.m.
Pádraig Ó Siadhail (Katherine Hughes: A Life and a Journey) delivers a free, public writing workshop – “Irish Life Writing: from biography to fiction; and from Irish to English.” Drawing on his experiences as an Irish-language fiction writer and biographer who chose to write his Katherine Hughes’ biography in English, Ó Siadhail will share his insights into writing in two languages and in recreating Hughes’ life as fiction in Irish (Beirt Bhan Mhisniúla, 2011) and as biography in English. Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square, Saint John.

Thursday, April 28
7:00 p.m.
Pádraig Ó Siadhail joins Darragh McKeon, Mary Costello and Michele Forbes for a special celebration of Irish literature in partnership with Fog Lit Festival, The Frye Festival and the Irish Canadian Cultural Society. Comhaltas will perform traditional Irish music and the writers will read from their work. Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square, Saint John.

NEWFOUNDLAND EVENTS:

Thursday, April 21 (date changed due to weather)
Wednesday, April 20 
7:00 p.m.
Susan Chalker Browne highlights stories and photos from The Story of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, shortlisted for the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing. Books will be available for sale.
Basilica Museum (entrance immediately west of the Basilica), Basilica of St. John the Baptist, 200 Military Road, St. John’s.

Tuesday, April 26
8:00 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of Newfoundland writing with readings from Gerard Doran (A Stroke in Time), Catherine Hogan Safer (Wild Pieces) and Racket: New Writing Made in Newfoundland contributors Jamie Fitzpatrick and Carrie Ivardi. Alison Dyer, Executive Director of the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador, will act as emcee and books will be for sale by Broken Books. The Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth Street, St. John’s.

NOVA SCOTIA EVENTS:
Wednesday, April 20
11:20 a.m.
Author and illustrator Ron Lightburn joins students for a reading and art workshop in support of his book Frankenstink!: Garbage Gone Bad, shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. Wolfville School, 19 Acadia St, Wolfville.

6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the book launch of The Times of African Nova Scotians, Vol. II written by Tony Colaiacovo and shortlisted for the Robbie Robertson Dartmouth Book Award for Non-fiction. Special guests include Dr. George Elliott Clarke, Dr. Walter Borden, Dr. Geraldine Browning and El Jones. The second Notable Nova Scotians poster, featuring 49 African Nova Scotians who have made the province a better place, will also be unveiled. The Atrium at Nova Scotia Community College Institute of Technology Campus, 5685 Leeds St, Halifax.

Saturday, April 23
2:00 p.m.
Draw With Doretta! Join us for a reading and art workshop with Doretta Groenendyk, author and illustrator of I’m Drawing a Picture, shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. Recommended for children ages 5-10.
Halifax North Memorial Public Library, 2285 Gottingen St, Halifax.

Sunday, April 24
2:00 p.m.
Michael Newton, shortlisted for the Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing for Seanchaidh na Coille / Memory Keeper of the Forest: Anthology of Scottish Gaelic Literature of Canada, accompanied by Lodaidh MacFhionghain (Lewis MacKinnon) will sing songs and recite stories about the exile and migration of Gaels from the Scottish Highlands and their settlement in Maritime Canada. A question-and-answer session and book signings will follow the performance.
New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation, 37 Nepean Street, Sydney.

Sunday, April 24
2:00 p.m.
As the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Halifax Explosion draws closer, curiosity is building among visitors to the city. Will they receive accurate answers? Janet Maybee will offer a session on Explosion myths and truths, working to change the century-old narrative that unfairly blames one harbour pilot for so much death and destruction, as explained in her book Aftershock: The Halifax Explosion and the Persecution of Pilot Francis Mackey, shortlisted for two Atlantic Book Awards. Special guests include representatives from HMCS Sackville, Pier 21, Shipfax/Harbour Watcher, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Atlantic Pilotage Authority. Books will be available for sale.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax.

Monday, April 25
7:00 p.m.
Michael Newton, shortlisted for the Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing for Seanchaidh na Coille / Memory Keeper of the Forest: Anthology of Scottish Gaelic Literature of Canada, accompanied by Lodaidh MacFhionghain (Lewis MacKinnon) will sing songs and recite stories about the exile and migration of Gaels from the Scottish Highlands and their settlement in Maritime Canada. A question-and-answer session and book signings will follow the performance. Books will be available for sale by Bookmark.
The Company House, 2202 Gottingen St., Halifax.

Monday, April 25
7:00 p.m.
Telling Our Stories: Atlantic Women Writers in Conversation
Author Lindsay Ruck moderates a panel discussion with Carole Glasser Langille, shortlisted for the Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction for I Am What I Am Because You Are What You Are and Sarah Mian, shortlisted for both the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction) and the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award for When the Saints. Books will be available for sale by Bookmark.
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax.

Tuesday April 26
7:00 p.m.
Dean Jobb will deliver an illustrated talk based on his book Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation, shortlisted for both the Robbie Robertson Dartmouth Book Award for Non-fiction and the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing. Books will be available for sale by Bookmark.
Keshen Goodman Public Library, 330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND EVENTS:
Sunday, April 24
2:00 p.m.
As part of Etsy Artisans of PEI Spring Market, Teri Hall leads a demonstration of the art of working with sea glass. She’ll also read from her book, A Seaglass Journey: Ebb and Flow shortlisted for the APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award. Props from the book will be on display. Delta Prince Edward Hotel, 18 Queen Street, Charlottetown.

Monday, April 25
1:00 p.m.
Sharon McKay visits local students to read from Prison Boy, shortlisted for the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature. Eliot River Elementary, 79 Hilltop Drive, Cornwall.

Tuesday, April 26
6:00 p.m.
Teri Hall leads a demonstration of the art of working with sea glass. She’ll also read from her book A Seaglass Journey: Ebb and Flow, shortlisted for the APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award. Props from the book will be on display. Souris Public Library, 75 Main St, Souris.

Tuesday, April 26
7:00 p.m.
Michael Newton, shortlisted for the Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing for Seanchaidh na Coille / Memory Keeper of the Forest: Anthology of Scottish Gaelic Literature of Canada, accompanied by Lodaidh MacFhionghain (Lewis MacKinnon) will sing songs and recite stories about the exile and migration of Gaels from the Scottish Highlands and their settlement in Maritime Canada. A question-and-answer session and book signings will follow the performance.
Benevolent Irish Society, 582 North River Road, Charlottetown.


 

La Société des prix littéraires de l’Atlantique (SPLA) vient de diffuser une programmation complète, qui comprend plus d’une vingtaine d’activités gratuites mettant en vedette les auteurs et illustrateurs sélectionnés de cette année qui auront lieu partout au Canada atlantique du 20 au 27 avril. Le point culminant des activités constituera la cérémonie de remise des prix, qui aura lieu au Théâtre Capitol, à Moncton, au Nouveau‑Brunswick, le mercredi 27 avril, à compter de 19 h. C’est alors que seront connus les récipiendaires des 15 prix différents (à noter qu’il s’agit de la seule activité exigeant des billets d’entrée). En plus des candidats sélectionnés déjà annoncés, d’autres s’ajouteront pour l’attribution du Prix Beacon pour la littérature sur la justice sociale et du Prix du pionnier de la SPLA.

Philippe Beaulieu et Rayanne Brennan animeront la cérémonie bilingue de remise des prix de cette année, qui se tiendra pour la première fois au Nouveau‑Brunswick. Le groupe Les Improbables jouera de la musique, et une réception avec les auteurs et des séances d’autographe auront lieu après la présentation des prix. Le prix des billets est de 15 $,  et il est possible d’en acheter à partir du site <http://www.capitol.nb.ca>. Les livres seront en vente à la librairie Tidewater Books, et un encan silencieux sera organisé.

Les activités de cette année comprennent des lectures, des tables rondes, des prestations musicales et des ateliers d’art et se dérouleront dans des musées, des pubs, des bibliothèques, des églises, des librairies et des écoles. Elles auront lieu un peu partout au Canada atlantique, y compris à Charlottetown, à l’île‑du‑Prince‑Édouard, et à St. John’s, à Terre‑Neuve‑et‑Labrador.

Cette année, la SPLA travaille de concert le Festival Frye, le Fog Lit Festival et la Société pour la nature et les pars du Canada (section du Nouveau‑Brunswick) afin d’offrir des activités diverses.

NOUVEAU‑BRUNSWICK

Le mercredi 20 avril

18 h 30

Joignez-vous à l’auteur et photographe Nicholas Guitard pour une présentation audiovisuelle passionnante sur son livre The Lost Wilderness: Rediscovering W.F. Ganong’s New Brunswick, en lice pour le Prix littéraire pour ouvrage non romanesque de la Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick. Une réception informelle et une séance d’autographe auront lieu par la suite. L’activité est organisée en collaboration avec la Société pour la nature et les pars du Canada (section du Nouveau‑Brunswick). Lieu de l’activité : Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732, rue Charlotte, à Fredericton.

Le mercredi 20 avril

19 h

Jacques Poitras, du réseau anglais CBC, orientera une discussion avec les auteurs en lice David Sullivan (Boss Gibson: Lumber King of New Brunswick) et Thom Workman (The Servant State: Overseeing Capital Accumulation in Canada). Les livres seront en vente à la librairie Westminster Books. Lieu de l’activité : Bibliothèque publique de Fredericton, 12, rue Carleton, à Fredericton.

Le jeudi 21 avril

19 h

Ian LeTourneau, lauréat culturel de la Ville de Fredericton, animera une soirée de lectures par les auteurs Phillip Crymble (Not Even Laughter), M. Travis Lane (Crossover) et Michael Pacey (Electric Affinities), tous en lice pour le Prix pour la poésie Westminster Books. Lieu de l’activité : Librairie Westminster Books, 445, rue King, à Fredericton.

Le vendredi 22 avril

14 h

Mark Anthony Jarman lira des extraits de son livre intitulé Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, en lice à la fois pour le Prix littéraire du Nouveau‑Brunswick pour œuvre de fiction et le Prix Alistair‑MacLeod pour recueil de nouvelles. Lieu de l’activité : Salle paroissiale de l’église anglicane, 75, rue King, à St. Andrews.

Le samedi 23 avril

14 h

Valerie Sherrard parlera des aspects de l’écriture et de l’alphabétisation et lira des extraits de son nouveau roman pour jeunes intitulé Rain Shadow, en lice pour le Prix Ann‑Connor‑Brimer pour la littérature pour enfants. Lieu de l’activité : Bibliothèque publique de Newcastle, 100, promenade Fountain Head, à Miramichi.

Le mercredi 27 avril

13 h 20

Don Aker rendra visite aux élèves de l’école secondaire Bernice‑MacNaughton pour présenter son roman Delusion Road, en lice pour le Prix Ann‑Connor‑Brimer pour la littérature pour enfants. Lieu de l’activité : École secondaire Bernice‑MacNaughton, 999, boulevard St. George, à Moncton.

Le mercredi 27 avril

16 h

Joignez-vous à nous pour une séance d’autographe avec les auteurs en lice Gerard Doran (A Stroke in Time), Carole Glasser Langille (I Am What I Am Because You Are What You Are), R.W. Gray (Entropic), Catherine Hogan Safer (Wild Pieces) et Sarah Mian (When the Saints). Séance organisée en collaboration avec le Festival Frye. Lieu de l’activité : Librairie du festival, Delta Beauséjour, 750, rue Main, à Moncton.

Le jeudi 28 avril

17 h

Pádraig Ó Siadhail (Katherine Hughes: A Life and a Journey) donnera un atelier d’écriture au public intitulé « Irish Life Writing: from biography to fiction; and from Irish to English ». Il parlera de son expérience en tant qu’auteur de fiction et biographe de langue irlandaise qui a choisi d’écrire la biographie de Katherine Hughes en anglais. Ó Siadhail fera part de ses réflexions sur l’écriture dans les deux langues et le fait de raconter en langue irlandaise la vie de Mme Hughes dans une œuvre de fiction (Beirt Bhan Mhisniúla, 2011) et dans une biographie en anglais. Lieu de l’activité : Bibliothèque publique de Saint John, 1, place du Marché, à Saint John.

Le jeudi 28 avril

19 h

Pádraig Ó Siadhail se joindra à Darragh McKeon, à Mary Costello et à Michele Forbes pour une célébration spéciale de la littérature irlandaise, et ce, de concert avec le Fog Lit Festival, le Festival Frye et la Irish Canadian Cultural Society. Comhaltas jouera de la musique traditionnelle irlandaise, et les auteurs liront des extraits de leur œuvre. Lieu de l’activité : Bibliothèque publique de Saint John, 1, place du Marché, à Saint John.

29 Mar

2016 ATLANTIC BOOK AWARDS SHORTLIST / LISTE DES CANDIDATS SÉLECTIONNÉS POUR LES PRIX LITTÉRAIRES DE L’ATLANTIQUE DE 2016

The Atlantic Book Awards Society is pleased to announce the full shortlist for the thirteen different book prizes comprising the 2016 Atlantic Book Awards. The 35 books up for awards represent a wide range of books from Atlantic Canada—everything from history to kids’ books.

For the first time, the Book Awards will be held in New Brunswick at Moncton’s Capitol Theatre with a bilingual award show, and French-language awards included in the gala, including Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB) – Les Éloizes -Finalistes – Artiste de l’année en literature. This is also the first year for the New Brunswick Book Awards (Fiction and Non-Fiction), as well as a Poetry Prize sponsored by Fredericton’s Westminster Books. This year’s Pioneer Award will be going to an Acadian writer who has made a substantial contribution to the literary life of the region.

Another first this year is an inaugural award named for the late Alistair MacLeod, the Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction. Alistair MacLeod’s family has endorsed this award and the first short-listed authors for the award are Mark Anthony Jarman, Carol Glasser Langille and Catherine Hogan Safer.

Among familiar names on the shortlist are Newfoundland writer Lisa Moore for her editing work on Racket: New Writing Made in Newfoundland (Breakwater Books); New Brunswick’s Beth Powning for A Measure of Light (Knopf); and poet M. Travis Lane for Crossover (Cormorant). Four authors are nominated in two categories: Dean Jobb for Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation; Mark Anthony Jarman for Knife Party at the Hotel Europa; Janet Maybee for Aftershock: The Halifax Explosion and the Persecution of Pilot Francis Mackey and Sarah Mian for When the Saints.

The region’s book publishers are well represented on the shortlist with twenty-one of the nominations going to books published by Atlantic publishers. Halifax’s Nimbus Publishing leads, with seven shortlisted titles, while Newfoundland’s Flanker Books has two nominations, and New Brunswick’s Goose Lane Editions has three. Other local publishers include Acorn Press (PEI), Breakwater Books and Pedlar Press (NL), Cape Breton University Press (NS), Creative Books (NL), Gaspereau Press (NS), Editions Perce-Neige (NB) and Fernwood Press (NS).

The 2016 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival runs April 20-27 with free literary events in all four provinces. Festival event details will be available at www.atlanticbookawards.ca soon. Winners of the 2016 Atlantic Book Awards will be announced at a special awards show on the last night of the weeklong festival, Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton; tickets will on sale soon at their box office.

The Board of the non-profit Atlantic Book Awards Society is made up of representatives of the Atlantic Canadian book and writing community. The 2016 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Book Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Halifax Public Libraries, the Government of New Brunswick, City of Moncton and the sponsorship of the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association/Atlantic Books Today, Westminster Books and Chapters/Indigo/Coles.

Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction

Knife Party at the Hotel Europa
By Mark Anthony Jarman
Publisher:  Goose Lane Editions

I Am What I Am Because You Are What You Are
By Carole Glasser Langille
Publisher:  Gaspereau Press Ltd.

Wild Pieces
By Catherine Hogan Safer
Publisher:  Creative Book Publishing

Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature

Delusion Road
By Don Aker
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Prison Boy
By Sharon E. McKay
Publisher: Annick Press

Rain Shadow
By Valerie Sherrard
Publisher:  Fitzhenry & Whiteside

APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award, Sponsored by Friesens Corporation

Breakwater Books for
Racket:  New Writing Made in Newfoundland
By:  Lisa Moore, Editor

Nimbus Publishing for
A Seaglass Journey:  Ebb and Flow
By:  Teri Hall

Pedlar Press for
Winter in Tilting:  Slide Hauling in a Newfoundland Outport
By Robert Mellin

Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB) – Les Éloizes -Finalistes – Artiste de l’année en littérature

Roman – Car la nuit est longue
By/par Sophie Bérubé
Publisher:  Éditions Prise de parole

Monographie – Théâtre l’Escaouette, 1977-2012
By/par David Lonergan
Publisher:  Éditions David

Recueil de poésie – Les anodins
By/par Gabriel Robichaud
Publisher:  Éditions Perce-Neige

Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing, Sponsored by Marquis Book Printing

Stubborn Resistance:  New Brunswick Maliseet and Mi’kmaq in defence of their lands
By Brian Cuthbertson
Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Seanchaidh na Coille / Memory Keeper of the Forest: Anthology of Scottish Gaelic Literature of Canada
By Michael Newton
Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press

The Servant State: Overseeing Capital Accumulation in Canada
By Geoffrey McCormack & Thom Workman
Publisher:  Fernwood Publishing

Robbie Robertson Dartmouth Book Award (Non-Fiction), Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Dartmouth

The Times of African Nova Scotians, Vol. II
By Tony Colaiacovo
Publisher: Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute

Empire of Deception:  The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation
By Dean Jobb
Publisher: Harper Avenue

Aftershock:  The Halifax Explosion and the Persecution of Pilot Francis Mackey
By Janet Maybee
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing

The Story of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist
By Susan Chalker Browne
Publisher: Flanker Press

Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation
By Dean Jobb
Publisher: Harper Avenue

Katherine Hughes:  A Life and a Journey
By Pádraig Ó Siadhail
Publisher:  Penumbra Publishing

 Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction), presented by Boyne Clarke LLP

Amazing Grace
By Lesley Crewe
Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

What Kills Good Men
By David Hood
Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

When the Saints
By Sarah Mian
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishing

 Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration

Illustrator:  Doretta Groenendyk (nominee)
I’m Drawing a Picture
(Written by Doretta Groenendyk)
Publisher: Acorn Press

Illustrator: Ron Lightburn (nominee)
Frankenstink!:  Garbage Gone Bad
(Written by Ron Lightburn)
Publisher: Tundra Books

Illustrator:  Tamara Thiebaux-Heikalo (nominee)
Mayann’s Train Ride
(Written by The Honourable Mayann Francis)
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, sponsored by Collins Barrow LLP, Weed Man Maritimes, and the family of John and Margaret Savage

A Stroke in Time
By Gerard Doran
Publisher:  Flanker Press

Aftershock:  The Halifax Explosion and the Persecution of Pilot Francis Mackey
By Janet Maybee
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

When the Saints
By Sarah Mian
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishing

New Brunswick Book Award for Fiction sponsored by sponsored by Mrs. Dunster’s and Fog Lit Festival 

Entropic
By R.W. Gray
Publisher:  NeWest Press

Knife Party at the Hotel Europa
By Mark Anthony Jarman
Goose Lane Editions

A Measure of Light
By Beth Powning
Publisher:  Knopf

Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Book Award for Non-fiction sponsored by the Brennan family

The Lost Wilderness: Rediscovering W.F. Ganong’s New Brunswick
By Nicholas Guitard
Publisher:  Goose Lane Editions

What is Government Good At: A Canadian Answer
By Donald Savoie
Publisher:  McGill-Queen’s University Press

Boss Gibson: Lumber King of New Brunswick
By David Sullivan
Publisher:  Self-published

Westminster Books Award for Poetry

Not Even Laughter
By Phillip Crymble
Publisher:  Salmon Poetry

Crossover
Travis Lane
Publisher:  Cormorant Books

Electric Affinities
By Michael Pacey
Publisher:  Signature Editions

La Société des prix littéraires de l’Atlantique est heureuse de divulguer la liste complète des candidats sélectionnés pour les 13 prix littéraires divers que comprennent les Prix littéraires de l’Atlantique de 2016. Les 36 œuvres en lice représentent une vaste gamme de livres du Canada atlantique, allant des ouvrages d’histoire aux livres pour enfants.

Pour la première fois, les Prix littéraires seront remis au Nouveau Brunswick, au cours d’un gala au Théâtre Capitol de Moncton. L’activité bilingue comprendra, entre autres, la remise de prix pour les livres de langue française, y compris le prix Éloises de l’Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau Brunswick (AAAPNB) pour l’artiste de l’année en littérature. En outre, c’est la première fois que seront décernés les Prix littéraires du Nouveau Brunswick (œuvres de fiction et autres) ainsi que le Prix de la poésie, parrainé par la librairie Westminster Books de Fredericton. Le Prix du pionnier de cette année sera décerné à un auteur acadien qui a contribué de façon importante à la vie littéraire de la région.

Autre nouveauté cette année, il y aura la première édition du Prix Alistair MacLeod pour le recueil de nouvelles, prix nommé en souvenir du défunt Alistair MacLeod. La famille de M. MacLeod a approuvé ce prix, et les auteurs présélectionnés sont Mark Anthony Jarman, Carol Glasser Langille et Catherine Hogan Safer.

Parmi les candidats sélectionnés les plus connus, on compte l’auteure terre neuvienne Lisa Moore pour son travail de rédaction de Racket: New Writing Made in Newfoundland (Breakwater Books); la néo-brunswickoise Beth Powning pour A Measure of Light (Knopf); et le poète M. Travis Lane pour Crossover (Cormorant). Trois auteurs sont en nomination dans deux catégories : Dean Jobb pour Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation; Janet Maybee pour Aftershock: The Halifax Explosion and the Persecution of Pilot Francis Mackey et Sarah Mian pour When the Saints.

Les maisons d’édition de la région sont bien représentées sur la liste de sélection avec 21 nominations pour des livres publiés par des maisons d’édition de l’Atlantique. En tête figure Nimbus Publishing de Halifax, avec sept titres retenus, suivi par Flanker Books de Terre Neuve et Labrador et de Goose Lane Editions du Nouveau Brunswick, qui ont deux nominations chacun. D’autres maisons d’éditions de la région comprennent la Cape Breton University Press (Nouvelle Écosse), les Creative Books (Terre Neuve et Labrador), la Gaspereau Press (Nouvelle Écosse), les Éditions Perce Neige (Nouveau Brunswick) et la Fernwood Press (Nouvelle Écosse).

Les Prix littéraires de l’Atlantique de 2016 ainsi que le Festival se tiendront du 20 au 27 avril, et des activités gratuites seront organisées dans toutes les quatre provinces. Des détails sur le programme du festival figureront bientôt à l’adresse www.atlanticbookawards.ca. Les lauréats des Prix littéraires de l’Atlantique de 2016 seront annoncés lors d’une cérémonie spéciale de remise des prix qui aura lieu la dernière soirée du festival d’une semaine, soit le mercredi 27 avril, à 19 h au Théâtre Capitol de Moncton; les billets seront bientôt en vente à la billetterie.

Prix Alistair‑MacLeod pour recueil de nouvelles

Knife Party at the Hotel Europa
De Mark Anthony Jarman
Goose Lane Editions

I Am What I Am Because You Are What You Are
De Carole Glasser Langille
Gaspereau Press Ltd.

Wild Pieces
De Catherine Hogan Safer
Creative Book Publishing

Prix Ann‑Connor‑Brimer pour la littérature pour enfants

Delusion Road
De Don Aker
HarperCollins Publishers

Prison Boy
De Sharon E. McKay
Annick Press

Rain Shadow
De Valerie Sherrard
Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Prix du meilleur livre publié au Canada atlantique de l’APMA, parrainé par la Friesens Corporation

Breakwater Books pour
Racket: New Writing Made in Newfoundland
De Lisa Moore, rédactrice

Nimbus Publishing pour
A Seaglass Journey:  Ebb and Flow
De Teri Hall

Pedlar Press pour
Winter in Tilting:  Slide Hauling in a Newfoundland Outport
De Robert Mellin

 Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB) – Les Éloizes – Finalistes – Artiste de l’année en littérature

Roman – Car la nuit est longue
De Sophie Bérubé
Éditions Prise de parole

Monographie – Théâtre l’Escaouette, 1977-2012
De David Lonergan
Éditions David

Recueil de poésie – Les anodins
De Gabriel Robichaud
Éditions Perce-Neige

Prix littéraire de l’Atlantique pour publication scientifique, parrainé par Marquis Book Printing

Stubborn Resistance: New Brunswick Maliseet and Mi’kmaq in defence of their lands
De Brian Cuthbertson
Nimbus Publishing

Seanchaidh na Coille / Memory Keeper of the Forest: Anthology of Scottish Gaelic Literature of Canada
De Michael Newton
Cape Breton University Press

The Servant State: Overseeing Capital Accumulation in Canada
De Geoffrey McCormack et Thom Workman
Fernwood Publishing

Prix littéraire Dartmouth pour ouvrage non romanesque en mémoire de Robbie Robertson, présenté par le Club Kiwanis de Dartmouth

The Times of African Nova Scotians, Vol. II
De Tony Colaiacovo
Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute

Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation
De Dean Jobb
Harper Avenue

Aftershock: The Halifax Explosion and the Persecution of Pilot Francis Mackey
De Janet Maybee
Nimbus Publishing

Prix littéraire de l’Atlantique Democracy 250 pour publication historique

The Story of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist
De Susan Chalker Browne
Flanker Press

Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation
De Dean Jobb
Harper Avenue

Katherine Hughes: A Life and a Journey
De Pádraig Ó Siadhail
Penumbra Publishing

Prix littéraire Jim‑Connors‑Dartmouth pour œuvre de fiction, présenté par Boyne Clarke

Amazing Grace
De Lesley Crewe
Nimbus Publishing

What Kills Good Men
De David Hood
Nimbus Publishing

When the Saints
De Sarah Mian
HarperCollins Publishing

Prix Lillian‑Shepherd pour l’excellence des illustrations

Illustratrice : Doretta Groenendyk (finaliste)
I’m Drawing a Picture
(Rédaction : Doretta Groenendyk)
Acorn Press

Illustrateur : Ron Lightburn (finaliste)
Frankenstink!:  Garbage Gone Bad
(Rédaction : Ron Lightburn)
Tundra Books

Illustratrice : Tamara Thiebaux-Heikalo (finaliste)
Mayann’s Train Ride
(Rédaction : L’honorable Mayann Francis)
Nimbus Publishing

Prix pour la première œuvre littéraire Margaret‑et‑John‑Savage, parrainé par Collins Barrow, s.r.l., Weed Man Maritimes et la famille de John et de Margaret Savage

A Stroke in Time
De Gerard Doran
Flanker Press

Aftershock: The Halifax Explosion and the Persecution of Pilot Francis Mackey
De Janet Maybee
Nimbus Publishing

When the Saints
De Sarah Mian
HarperCollins Publishing

Prix littéraire du pour œuvre de fiction sponsorisé par Mrs. Dunster’s et Fog Lit Readers et the Writers Festival

Entropic
De R.W. Gray
NeWest Press

Knife Party at the Hotel Europa
De Mark Anthony Jarman
Goose Lane Editions

A Measure of Light
De Beth Powning
Knopf

Prix littéraire pour ouvrage non romanesque de la Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick, parrainé par la famille Brennan

The Lost Wilderness: Rediscovering W.F. Ganong’s New Brunswick
De Nicholas Guitard
Goose Lane Editions

What is Government Good At?: A Canadian Answer
De Donald Savoie
McGill-Queen’s University Press

Boss Gibson: Lumber King of New Brunswick
De David Sullivan
Autopublication

Prix pour la poésie Westminster Books

Not Even Laughter
De Phillip Crymble
Salmon Poetry

Crossover
De M. Travis Lane
Cormorant Books

Electric Affinities
De Michael Pacey
Signature Editions

22 Mar

Atlantic Book Awards News Conference — March 29, 2016

At a March 29 news conference in Moncton, Marie Cadieux and Nancy Cohen from the Atlantic Book Awards Society (ABAS) will unveil the shortlists for the Atlantic Book Awards. The awards will be presented at a gala at Moncton’s historic Capitol Theatre on April 27. This is the first time the ceremony will be held in New Brunswick and is the first time it will be a bilingual event. In addition, the gala will feature the presentation of the first-ever New Brunswick Book Awards.

The gala is the centerpiece of the Society’s weeklong festival, which will feature events in all four Atlantic provinces from April 20 to 27 in celebration of the Atlantic region’s best books and authors.

The gala will also be held in conjunction with the Frye Festival, Canada’s only bilingual literary festival and Atlantic Canada’s largest literary happening, which takes place in Moncton from April 23 to May 1.

Date: Tuesday, March 29
Location: C’est La Vie Café, 785 Main St, Moncton
Hour: 11:00 a.m.

Media Contacts:
Rayanne Brennan
Member, New Brunswick Book Awards Committee
Past President, Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick
E: rayanneb@rogers.com
C: (506) 961-3633

Milaine Robichaud
E: milaine.robichaud@icloud.com
T: (506) 858-6617


Au cours d’une conférence de presse le 29 mars prochain à Moncton, Marie Cadieux et Nancy Cohen de la Société des prix littéraires de l’Atlantique (SPLA) dévoileront la liste des candidats sélectionnés pour les Prix littéraires de l’Atlantique. Les prix seront remis au cours d’un gala qui se tiendra à l’historique Théâtre Capitol de Moncton le 27 avril. Il s’agit de la première fois que la cérémonie aura lieu au Nouveau-Brunswick, et la première fois que l’activité sera bilingue. De plus, le gala comprendra la présentation des tout premiers Prix littéraires du Nouveau-Brunswick.

Le gala se trouve au cœur du festival d’une semaine de la SPLA, qui organisera des activités dans les quatre provinces de l’Atlantique du 20 au 27 avril en l’honneur des meilleurs livres et auteurs de l’Atlantique.

En outre, le gala aura lieu en même temps que le Festival Frye, le seul festival littéraire bilingue du Canada et la plus importante activité littéraire du Canada atlantique, qui se déroulera à Moncton du 23 avril au 1er mai.

Date : Le mardi 29 mars
Lieu : Café C’est La Vie, 785, rue Main, à Moncton
Heure : 11 h

Personnes-ressources :
Rayanne Brennan
Membre du Comité des prix littéraires du Nouveau-Brunswick
Présidente sortante de la Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick
Courriel : rayanneb@rogers.com
Cellulaire : 506-961-3633

Milaine Robichaud
Courriel : milaine.robichaud@icloud.com
Téléphone : 506-858-6617

 

27 Feb

Shortlist Announcement Event — March 29, 2016

Learn more about Dalhousie’s Creative Writing Program here.

A news conference to announce details of the Atlantic Book Awards gala will be held March 29 in Moncton. This is the first time the ceremony will be held in New Brunswick and the first time it will be a bilingual event.

Date: Tuesday, March 29

Location: C’est La Vie Café, 785 Main St, Moncton

Hour: 11:00 a.m.

02 Feb

Atlantic Book Awards and Festival 2016: April 20-27

The Atlantic Book Awards Society is pleased to confirm the dates and gala venue for the 2016 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival. The Festival will run from April 20 – 27, with events in all four Atlantic Provinces celebrating our region’s best books and authors. This year’s Awards’ gala (our first in New Brunswick!) will be held at Moncton’s beautiful and historic Capitol Theatre / Théâtre Capitol on April 27th, starting at 7:00 PM.

The short-listed titles for this year’s Awards will be announced at a special event in Halifax’s beautiful and new Central Library’s Paul O’Regan Hall on Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 PM. The full schedule of Book Festival week events throughout the region will be released shortly thereafter.

15 May

Congratulations to the 2015 Atlantic Book Awards Winners!

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The winners of the 2015 Atlantic Book Awards were announced Thursday night in a ceremony held at the Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth, NS. CBC Radio’s Stephanie Domet hosted the sold-out event, with books representing the wide range of literary works being produced in Atlantic Canada—from illustrated cookbooks to evocative novels.

The second Atlantic Book Awards Pioneer Award was given to Dartmouth, NS resident Paul Robinson for his longstanding contribution to writing and publishing in the region, and throughout Canada. Paul Robinson has been a driving force in the celebration of writing and writers, with a thirty-five year involvement in publishing in Atlantic Canada. His passionate championship of Nova Scotian and Atlantic writers led to the creation of the Dartmouth Book Awards in 1988 as the first municipal literary award east of Montreal and a precursor to the Atlantic Book Awards. Paul was the founding chair of the Dartmouth Book Awards and the Dartmouth Student Writing Awards and served as chair for 25 years. The Pioneer Award is given as a lifetime achievement award recognizing an individual’s exceptional contribution to the literary arts in Atlantic Canada.
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08 Apr

Twenty-Four Books Nominated for 2015 Atlantic Book Awards

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The Atlantic Book Awards Society is pleased to announce the full shortlist for the eight different book prizes comprising the 2015 Atlantic Book Awards. The twenty-four books up for awards represent a wide range of books from Atlantic Canada—everything from illustrated cookbooks to evocative novels. The full shortlist is printed below and is available at www.atlanticbookawards.ca. Read More

16 Mar

2015 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival Short -List Announcement!

The 2015 Atlantic Book Awards season will officially begin on Tuesday, April 7 with the announcement of the shortlists for this year’s eight participating awards.  Be among the first to share this exciting news and attend our kick-off event in Paul O’Regan Hall at the new Halifax Central Library at 7 pm,  Tuesday, April 7.  The evening will also feature a panel of outstanding Atlantic writers in conversation, including Valerie Compton and Ami McKay.  Tickets are $12 at the door.

Writers in Conversation: Jon Tattrie with Valerie Compton, Alexander MacLeod & Ami McKay

With a special presentation by Dalhousie University Creative Writing students with Shandi Mitchell

Atlantic Book Awards and Festival 2015  – May 7-14.

This year’s Festival will feature events with our shortlisted authors and illustrators in all four Atlantic Provinces. Watch this space for the full schedule of events as soon as the shortlists are announced on April 7.

SAVE THE DATE!

The 2015 Atlantic Book Awards Gala will be held Thursday, May 14 at 7 pm in the Alderney Landing Theatre, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Tickets will be 20.00, and the evening will also feature a great silent auction and opportunities to buy copies of all shortlisted books.  You won’t want to miss it!  Watch this space for more details!