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The Atlantic Book Awards Gala Takes Place
June 5
in Halifax

Book Awards Shortlists Announced

The ceremonies for the Nova Scotia and Atlantic Book Awards both take place during the weeklong Atlantic Book Festival, May 30 to June 5. The festival features a range of online and in-person events with the authors shortlisted for the provincial and regional awards, which collectively are worth more than $55,000. The shortlisted books are selected by independent juries for each award; however, it’s the general public who will determine the winner of the new Reader’s Choice Award.
Click Read More to see the full list of nominees for the Atlantic and Nova Scotia Book Awards.

New for 2024: Reader's Choice Award

Which book do you think should win the 2024 Reader’s Choice Award? The award is open to any book written by an Atlantic Canadian author or published in Atlantic Canada in 2023 and will be decided by the public in two rounds of voting. Everyone is invited to participate. 
Thanks to all who participated in Round 1 of voting. The shortlist is now being compiled, and will be announced on May 20. Round 2 of voting will run May 20 to June 4 (one vote per person per day).