2023 Atlantic Book Awards Festival Virtual Events

Long Story Short

Join Alexander MacLeod, whose acclaimed collection of short stories Animal Person is shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, in conversation with the nominees for the Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction (named for Alexander’s father): Meghan Rose Allen, The Summer the School Burned Down (independently published), Bridget Canning, No One Knows About Us (Breakwater Books), and Elaine McCluskey, Rafael Has Pretty Eyes (Goose Lane Editions). Learn more about the intricacies of creating short fiction with riveting character development and enjoy readings from these collections of short fiction.

Indigenous/Settler Collaborations

Join the nominees of the 2023 Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing, Carol Lynne D’Arcangelis, The Solidarity Encounter: Women, Activism, and Creating Non-Colonizing Relations (UBC Press); Mark David Turner, Inuit TakugatsaliuKatiget / On Inuit Cinema (Memorial University Press); and Elizabeth Yeoman, Exactly What I Said: Translating Words and Worlds (University of Manitoba Press) as they talk about Indigenous/settler collaborations, centring Indigenous creators, and the role of non-Indigenous allies. A conversation hosted by Sheila O’Neill, a member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation and Coordinator of Indigenous Research and Training at Aboriginal Employment Services Inc.

Presented in partnership with The Nexus Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences Research, Memorial University.