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The shortlists for the Atlantic Book Awards have been revealed, with ACP members represented in every category!

Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature

  • Jan L. Coates, A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk (Red Deer Press)
  • Shauntay Grant and Susan Tooke (illus.), The City Speaks in Drums (Nimbus Publishing)
  • Valerie Sherrard, The Glory Wind (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award

  • Elizabeth Peirce, Grow Organic (Nimbus Publishing)
  • Various authors, Out Loud: Essays on Mental Health Illness, Stigma and Recovery (Breakwater Books)
  • Kate Evans, Where Old Ghosts Meet (Breakwater Books)

Atlantic Independent Booksellers' Choice Award

  • Deborah Carr, Sanctuary (Goose Lane Editions)

Atlantic Poetry Prize

  • John Steffler, Lookout (McClelland & Stewart)

Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction)

  • Lesley Choyce, Raising Orion (Thistledown Press)
  • Anne Emery, Children in the Morning (ECW Press)

Dartmouth Book Award (Non-fiction)

  • John Boileau, Halifax & the Royal Canadian Navy (Nimbus Publishing)
  • Daniel Doucet, Élizabeth LeFort: Canada's Artist in Wool (Cape Breton University Press)
  • Jerry Lockett, Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada (Formac Publishing)

Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing

  • Rusty Bittermann, Sailor's Hope (McGill-Queen's University Press)
  • Josie Penny, So Few on Earth (Dundurn Press)

Evelyn Richardson Memorial Literary Prize for Non-fiction

  • Laura Penny, More Money Than Brains: Why Schools Suck, College is Crap, and Idiots Think They're Right (McClelland & Stewart)
  • J. A. Wainwright, Blazing Figures: A Life of Robert Markle (Wilfred Laurier University Press)

Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Illustration

  • Doretta Groenendyk, Snow for Christmas (Acorn Press)
  • Susan Tooke, The City Speaks in Drums (Nimbus Publishing)

Margaret and John Savage First Book Award

  • Kate Evans, Where Old Ghosts Meet (Breakwater Books)
  • Jerry Lockett, Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada (Formac Publishing)

Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award

  • Kathleen Winter, Annabel (House of Anansi Press)
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