2013 Atlantic Book Awards Shortlist

Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature

Live to Tell
By Lisa Harrington
Publisher: Dancing Cat Books

Kamakwie: Finding Peace, Love, and Injustice in Sierra Leone
By Kathleen Martin
Publisher: Red Deer Press

Enemy Territory
By Sharon E. McKay
Publisher:  Annick Press

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

Grandma Says
By Cindy Day
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

Riptides: New Island Fiction
Edited by Richard Lemm
Published by: Acorn Press

The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini
By Bruce MacNab
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions

Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing – Sponsored by Marquis Imprimeur

The Ocean Ranger: Remaking the Promise of Oil
By Susan Dodd
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing

A History of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic to 1818
By Shannon Ryan
Publisher: Flanker Press

The Language of This Land, Mi’kma’ki
By Trudy Sable and Bernie Francis
Publisher: Cape Breton University Press

Dartmouth Book Award for Non-fiction in Memory of Robbie Robertson, Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Dartmouth

The Village of My Heart’s Mistake:  An Acadian Life
By Denise Cormier
Publisher: Encompass Editions

Nova Scotia’s Historic Rivers:  The Waterways that Shaped the Province
By Joan Dawson
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

French Taste in Atlantic Canada 1604-1758:  A Gastronomic History/   Le goût Français au Canada Atlantique 1604-1758: Une Histoire Gastronomique
By Anne Marie Lane Jonah and Chantal VéChambre
Publisher: Cape Breton University Press

Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing

Haunted Girl:  Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery
By Laurie Glenn Norris with Barbara Thompson
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

Master and Madman: The Surprising Rise and Disastrous Fall of the Hon Anthony Lockwood RN
By Peter Thomas and Nicholas Tracy
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions

In Search of R. B. Bennett
By P.B. Waite
Publisher:  McGill-Queen’s University Press

E.J. Pratt Poetry Award

Gift Horse
By Mark Callanan
Publisher: Signal Editions/Véhicule Press

By Don McKay
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

By George Murray
Publisher: ECW Press

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

The Rest is Silence
By Scott Fotheringham
Publisher:  Goose Lane Editions

Anna From Away   
By D. R. MacDonald
Publisher:  Harper Collins Publishers Limited

The Deception of Livvy Higgs
By Donna Morrissey
Publisher: Viking Canada

Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration

Driftwood Dragons and Other Seaside Poems
By Tyne Brown
Illustrated by Tamara Thiebaux Heikalo (nominee)
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

I is for Island: A Prince Edward Island Alphabet
By Hugh MacDonald
Illustrated by Brenda Jones (nominee)
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

Toes In My Nose and Other Poems
By Sheree Fitch
Illustrated by Sydney Smith (nominee)
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

Margaret and John Savage First Book Award

High-Water Mark
By Nicole Dixon
Publisher:  The Porcupine’s Quill

Dirty Bird
By Keir Lowther
Publisher: Tightrope Books

By Lesleyanne Ryan
Publisher: Breakwater Books

Rogers Communications Award for Non-fiction

The Other Side of Midnight: Taxicab Stories
By Mike Heffernan
Publisher: Creative Book Publishing

Don’t Tell the Newfoundlanders: The True Story of Newfoundland’s Confederation with Canada
By Greg Malone
Publisher: Knopf Canada

In the Field
By Joan Sullivan
Publisher: Breakwater Books