Shortlists have been announced for some Atlantic Canadian book awards. You can see the complete lists here and here. It’s good to see Newfoundland authors get a nod in a couple of these. No surprise to see Crummey and Moore on the Winterset Award’s shortlist. Congrats to Mike Heffernan for having Rig shortlisted for the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing. Also Trudy Morgan-Cole’s By The Rivers of Brooklyn is shortlisted for the APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award.
Here’s the list for the Atlantic Poetry Prize:
- Anne Compton, Asking Questions Indoors and Out (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
- Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen, Lean-To (Gaspereau Press)
- Zachariah Wells, Track & Trace (Biblioasis)
Anne Compton has seen this list before. I’m not familiar with Klaassen’s work, however. Congrats to Wells also. I’ll be picking up a couple of these titles for sure.