Friday, 18 April 2014

2014 Atlantic Book Awards shortlists announced

On April 4, 2014 , the Atlantic Book Awards Society announced the shortlists of nominated titles for its various book prizes.  Winners of the 2014 Atlantic Book Awards will be announced at a special awards show on Wednesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Delta Prince Edward/PEI Convention Centre in Charlottetown, PEI.

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This year, the ten Atlantic Book Awards that will be presented are:
  • Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature
  • APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award, sponsored by Friesens
  • Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing, sponsored by Marquis Imprimeur
  • Dartmouth Book Award for Non-fiction in Memory of Robbie Robertson, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Dartmouth
  • Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing
  • Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction), presented by Boyne Clarke
  • Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration
  • Margaret and John Savage First Book Award
  • Prince Island Book Award for Fiction
  • Prince Island Book Award for Non-Fiction
The nominees for the two 2014 Atlantic Book Awards for young readers are listed below.


Nix Minus One
By Jill MacLean
Pajama Press

Reviewed here

The Power of Harmony
by Jan L. Coates
Red Deer Press

Reviewed here

The Stowaways
by Meghan Marentette
Pajama Press

Reviewed here


Illustrator: Susan Tooke
Lasso the Wind:  Aurélia’s Verses and Other Poems
by George Elliott Clarke
Nimbus Publishing

Illustrator: Leonard Paul
Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow 
by William Dumas
Portage & Main Press

Illustrator: Deanne Fitzpatrick
Singily Skipping Along 
by Sheree Fitch
Nimbus Publishing

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